As you may have heard, I am running for the 5th District City Council seat, representing the Western part of Duluth.

As a lifelong community activist, supporter, and advocate for West Duluth, I have a long resume of experience and accomplishments to bring to the city council and advance the interests of my district.

My public experience; the Duluth Planning Commission, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Board, West Duluth Business Club Board (two terms as President), Irving Recreation and Events Association, Spirit Valley Citizens Neighborhood Development Association, founding board member and former interim executive director, neighborhood representative for the St. Louis River Interlake/Duluth Tar Site Superfund, City of Duluth Board of Zoning Appeals and dozens of other committees and citizen groups.

We face many challenges in our district and within our city, but I pledge to work on your behalf to bring positive change and significant improvements if elected to the 5th District council seat.

We face challenges in housing, we need to be innovative to create options for people relocating to Duluth and residents who want to buy their first home.  Our police officers, firefighters, and first responders face enormous challenges dealing with the epidemic of opioid use.  I support the half percent tax for street repair, I believe we need to safeguard these funds to be dedicated 100% for their intended use and never diverted for other purposes.  Western Duluth has a wealth of opportunity for economic development, with manufacturing zones, industrial zones, undeveloped riverfront, and sites for housing opportunities. 

It is my belief that by working collaboratively with the administration, community leaders, developers, and the other councilors, we can together identify common goals and creative solutions.

Community service is in my blood and I’m eager to serve on the council.  With your contribution, we can campaign and bring this positive message for change and forward momentum to the residents of the 5th District.  Please support my campaign with a donation in any amount.

Thank you!

Jeanne Koneczny – Candidate for City Council, 5th District
Jeanne For Duluth
313 North Central Avenue
Duluth, MN  55807