This is the annual meeting of the West 7th / Fort Road Federation and will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Agenda: 6:00 Doors Open - Visit conversation tables 6:30 Welcome, introduce Board candidates 7:00 Call to order Featured Guest: Sean Kershaw, West 7th neighbor and Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities 7:30 President's Report Bylaw change reminder Update on strategic plan accomplishments 8:00 Introduce candidates for West 7th / Fort Road Federation Board Voting for Board members Announce Board member election results 8:30 Adjourn
About Featured Guest: Sean Kershaw, West 7th neighbor and Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities Sean Kershaw is the Director of Public Works for the City of Saint Paul. Prior to joining the City, Sean was Vice President of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s “Center for Communities" and the Executive Director of the Citizens League for 14 years where he led initiatives that looked at higher education and workforce reform, mental health reform, immigration, and aging. Sean has served as Project Manager and Deputy Director for the City of Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED). In this role he also chaired then Mayor Norm Coleman’s e-government initiative and coordinated the Mayor’s information technology, charter school, and education initiatives. Before coming to Minnesota, Sean was Planning Coordinator for the Public Housing Authority in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
Sean, his husband Tim and their neighbors produce the “Grand Oak Opry” concert series, hosted in Sean and Tim’s backyard, every summer. Started as a way to support emerging artists and welcome people into their neighborhood, the series will start its seventh year this summer.
Sean and Tim live in the Uppertown neighborhood of West 7th with their children Aidan and Grace and their English Bull Terrier Pearl.