City Council


350 S. 5th St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2212
Contact Ward 12

Ward 12 Staff Contacts

Suzanne Murphy, Senior Policy Aide or 612-673-2212
Senior Policy Aide Suzanne Murphy brings over a decade of experience working in progressive non-profits, fundraising, communications, political organizing, immigrants' rights and coalition organizing. She is proud to be a graduate of the Organizing Apprenticeship Project and having served on the board of Headwaters Foundation for Justice as well as their Social Change Fund grants committee. Suzanne has also been a strong supporter of the arts, as a board member of ARENA Dances, Assistant Director at SOO Visual Arts Center, and serving on the Development Committee of Forecast Public Art. Suzanne is a graduate of Lawrence University. She and her husband, Brian, live in the 12th Ward in the Howe neighborhood with their son, Owen.

Kate Nelson, Policy Aide or 612-673-2212
Kate Nelson brings over a decade of experience in both policy and administrative positions. Her work has spanned a number of organizations including the Minnesota AIDS Project, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, and the University of Minnesota. Kate is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She and her wife, Austin, live in the 12th ward in the Standish neighborhood with their three children.

Use the Ward 12 contact form or email

Last updated Mar 31, 2016