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John Pacheco Jr.

Metropolitan Council Member, District 6  |   See District 6 map and cities

John Pacheco Jr. is the president and founder of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, and a principal with Pacheco & Associates. He has extensive experience with the business community and the district, including recent work with nonprofits to develop workforce initiatives that help close employment and training gaps for communities of color and Indigenous communities. He has also served as a director for the U.S. Bank Foundation and the Xcel Energy Foundation, as well as a manager for Northern States Power Company.

Biography

Pacheco lives in Minneapolis and represents District 6. The district includes the cities of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, St. Louis Park, and a portion of Minneapolis.

Pacheco is the president and founder of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, and a principal with Pacheco & Associates. In these roles, he works with nonprofits to develop workforce initiatives that help close employment and training gaps for communities of color and Indigenous communities.

He coordinated workforce initiatives for Workforce Next, a collaboration among the largest nonprofit organizations established by and for communities of color in Minnesota. Partners include Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Hmong American Partnership, American Indian OIC, Northwest Indian OIC, Summit Academy OIC, Urban League, and the Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Pacheco serves on the boards of the Latino Economic Development Center, the Minneapolis Workforce Development Board, and the executive committee of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

He has also served as a director for the U.S. Bank Foundation and the Xcel Energy Foundation, as well as a manager for Northern States Power Company. He was the vice chair on the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which was the governing board for the former Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Pacheco studied at the University of Minnesota and is a former machinist.

Contact Information
390 Robert St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-602-1727

john.pacheco@metc.state.mn.us

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Pacheco was appointed to the Metropolitan Council by Gov. Tim Walz in March 2022.