Karen Nelson
  • Ward: 4
  • Neighborhood: Hamline-Midway
  • Term expires: 2023

Karen moved to Saint Paul in 2012, after growing up in Roseville and attending the University of Minnesota. She fell in love with the city and proudly considers herself “St Paul’s #1 Hype Girl” to those who know her.

She has lived in Saint Anthony Park, Summit-University and now Midway. Karen has been a renter, a homeowner and a landlord, and believes these roles offer her unique insights on ways to improve the city for all its residents.

Karen has experience in event planning and works as an events and services manager at an office management/development company. She has volunteered with Neighbors For More Neighbors, Rethos (formerly the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota), local campaigns and neighborhood groups.

Karen has a deep appreciation for historic preservation as a benefit to livable cities and believes in the potential that historic buildings have to improve community health, affordability, prosperity, and well-being in urban areas. In her free time she is always tackling another “old house project,” out with her dogs, trying new recipes, or delving into a new hobby with her husband.

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