Podcast #123: Saint Paul’s Ward 6 with Terri Thao

Terri ThaoThis podcast is an interview with Terri Thao, who is running for City Council in Saint Paul’s 6th Ward, on the East Side of the city. Terri Thao is a long-time non-profit professional, former Planning Commissioner, and community organizer, among other things, who has spent years working on issues around housing, transit, and economic development in Saint Paul.

I sat down with here a few weeks ago to talk to her about her campaign and am pleased to share it with you today. We became friends and colleagues in our time on the Planning Commission and I have always been impressed by Terri’s dedication, intelligence, and the sheer amount of activities she manages to accomplish in Saint Paul every day. (Fair disclosure: streets.mn co-hosted a pedestrian advocacy event with a non-profit that Terri Thao helped to run, Nexus Community Partners, a few years ago.)

Check out her whole campaign website here. I hope you enjoy the conversation.


Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.