Metropolitan Council Member, District 7
Robert Lilligren is the CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), an asset-based development nonprofit. A citizen of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation, he is the first Tribal member to serve on the Met Council. He served for over 12 years as the Vice President on the Minneapolis City Council, again the first Native person serving on that body. Lilligren has a lifelong history of community service at all levels. He has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, like OutFront MN and LSS. He is past chair of, and still active in, the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID), a regional Native leadership forum. Among other positions, Lilligren currently serves as an officer for the board of Meet Minneapolis, the city's convention and visitors bureau, the Heading Home Hennepin Executive Committee that works to end homelessness in the county, and on the capital campaign committees of several community-based projects.
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390 Robert St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55101