Melissa Brannon, At-Large

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I have been living in the Lake Como neighborhood for almost four years now and love it! I enjoy being part of a vibrant community that includes people from a variety of backgrounds. Our community has so much to offer and keeping it a safe place for everyone is very close to my heart.

I am married, have a teenage son who currently is enrolled at Como High School and have two dogs, Duke and Dutchess. I currently work full-time as a Case Worker III for The Salvation Army-Eastside Corps and have been with them for a year and a half. I also oversee our Pathway of Hope program, which is an intensive case work program which allows me to work with families on a personal level and to help them set and reach their goals. I help with the food shelf process, coordinating of food deliveries with Metro Mobility, and help clients with rental assistance, heat assistance, etc.

In addition, I am employed with RS Eden in their sober community housing programs and have been doing that for four years. There, I offer resources and positive solutions to those who need it. This supports the residents’ sobriety and goal achievements. In my spare time, I attend MICAH (Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing) meetings and events whenever possible. I would love to bring my knowledge, experiences, and resources with me to the District Council seat and to be able to serve our amazing community.

In May 2018, I graduated from Century College with an A.S. in Criminal Justice. I also received a diploma as a Community Health Worker from Summit Academy OIC. I have a passion for helping people who have had personal struggles and are trying to gain stability for themselves by helping them find jobs, housing, and other community resources.

I have two passions: 1) working towards affordable housing for all and 2) creating a safe community where everyone feels welcome. I would love to bring my knowledge, experiences, and resources with me to the District Council position, in order to serve our amazing community. Thank you for your consideration.

District 10 Como Community Council | 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103 | 651.644.3889 | district10 [at] district10comopark.org

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