Community Outreach Coordinators

Connecting the Public with the Southwest LRT Project

Community Outreach Coordinators are the first point of contact for anyone with questions or concerns about the Southwest LRT Project. They are available to provide detailed information about current and future activities, and will work with property owners and area residents to minimize disruption.

Each of the Southwest LRT Community Outreach Coordinators is responsible for outreach to the community along a different segment of the route. Download a  map of the community outreach areas [PDF] including Outreach Coordinators' contact information.

Photo of James Mockovciak

Eden Prairie and Minnetonka

Stations: SouthWest, Golden Triangle, City West, Opus

James Mockovciak
612-373-3894
James.Mockovciak@metrotransit.org

James Mockovciak (pronounced Moh-KOV-ee-ack) has many years of outreach experience both in the United States and internationally. Mockovciak has a master’s degree in international development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Photo of Nkongo Cigolo

Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Edina

Station Areas: Shady Oak, Downtown Hopkins, Blake Road, Louisiana Avenue, Wooddale Avenue, Beltline Boulevard

Nkongo Cigolo
612-373-3825
Nkongo.Cigolo@metrotransit.org

Nkongo Cigolo (pronounced NEN-kong-go SEEG-uh-lo) was formerly an outreach coordinator for the Central Corridor LRT Project (METRO Green Line), he speaks Swahili, French, two dialects of Bantu and English. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Photo of Sophia Ginis

Minneapolis

Station Areas: West Lake Street, West Twenty-First Street, Bryn Mawr, Bassett Creek Valley, Royalston Avenue/Farmers Market

Sophia Ginis
612-373-3895
Sophia.Ginis@metrotransit.org

Minneapolis native Sophia Ginis speaks some Spanish in addition to English and holds a masters degree from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She also has been a community organizer in the Cedar-Riverside area of Minneapolis.