Peter Lindstrom lives in Falcon Heights and represents District 10, which includes the Anoka County cities of Blaine, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Spring Lake Park, and the Ramsey County cities of Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Mounds View, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview, and Vadnais Heights.
Until his appointment to the Metropolitan Council, Lindstrom served as mayor in Falcon Heights for 11 years and was a city council member for 8 years before that. He also brings a long history of involvement with such organizations as the Roseville Area Schools Foundation, Family Housing Fund, Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club, and Northeast Youth and Family Services.
Lindstrom is a manager with Clean Energy Resource Teams at the University of Minnesota, where he orchestrates outreach to local governments and schools to help them become more energy efficient and use clean, renewable energy. He also works with cities to join and deepen their involvement in Minnesota GreenStep Cities, a voluntary program that helps cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals in areas such as land use, transportation, and environmental management.
“My philosophy of community engagement is simple,” Lindstrom said. “Be accessible, be visible, and be responsible. Build relationships early so that when there is an issue, you’re working from a foundation of trust. I’m an optimist. But we need to roll up our sleeves and get busy.”
Lindstrom is married and has two children. He has a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University, and a bachelor’s degree in government from St. John’s University.