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Outreach Coordinators

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Public Involvement Manager

Nkongo Cigolo
[email protected]

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

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Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park

Joanna Ocasio-Maisonet
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Joanna Ocasio-Maisonet served as an outreach coordinator for Metro Transit before joining the Blue Line Extension project. She comes with more than 10 years of engagement experience.

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Crystal and Robbinsdale

Kjerstin Yager
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Kjerstin Yager (first name pronounced key-EAR-stin) has focused her career on engagement and outreach both in Minnesota and abroad. She previously worked for the University of Minnesota Law School’s Binger Center for New Americans. Yager has a master of public policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and is fluent in Spanish.

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Kaja Vang, Associate Outreach Coordinator
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Kaja Vang previously served as the community engagement coordinator for Three Rivers Park District and has extensive experience working with the youth. Vang is a graduate of St. Thomas with a degree in environmental science.

Speaker requests

To request a speaker for a community meeting or other event, please contact:

Nkongo Cigolo, Public Involvement Manager
[email protected]

Data requests

Metropolitan Council Data Access Procedures describes procedures for requesting public, private, or confidential data maintained by the Council, including data related to the METRO Blue Line Extension project. The project's Responsible Authority for data requests: [email protected]

Media inquiries

Media organizations should direct requests for information to:

Laura Baenen
[email protected]

Station area planning

Hennepin County's Bottineau LRT Community Works program is looking at how transit stations will fit into surrounding neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for people who live, work, play, visit, and worship in the corridor.

METRO Blue Line Extension

Blue Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 600
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426