Carol Swenson is the Executive Director of the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. She has a M.A. in geography from the University of Minnesota and is a former senior research fellow and interim director of the University of Minnesota Design Center for American Urban Landscape (now the Metropolitan Design Center). While at the Design Center, Swenson investigated transit-oriented development in a variety of urban settings and scales, authored a number of research papers and reports, and co-authored with Fred Dock “Planning the Transit District” in Developing Around Transit, a publication of the Urban Land Institute.
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Karyssa Jackson is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. She is currently finishing her degree in English Literature at Metro State University. She has a background in dance, theater and spoken word and has performed around the Twin Cities. Karyssa is a lifelong resident of Saint Paul growing up in the Summit-University and Hamline Midway neighborhoods.