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, Eden Prairie Town Center, 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 David Davies

Minneapolis

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

David Davies
612-373-5336
David.Davies@metrotransit.org

David Davies earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He previously worked for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs. He served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique.

Speaker Requests

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

Sam O'Connell, Sr. Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 612.373.3815
Email: Sam.Oconnell@metrotransit.org

Data Requests

The Metropolitan Council Data Access Procedures (PDF) document describes procedures for requesting public, private or confidential data maintained by the Council, including data related to the Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) Project. The Project's Responsible Authority for data requests:

Sam O'Connell, Sr. Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 612.373.3815
Email: Sam.Oconnell@metrotransit.org

Media Inquiries

Media organizations should direct requests for information to:

Trevor Roy, Senior Communication Specialist
Phone: 612.373.3917
Email: Trevor.Roy@metrotransit.org

General Questions and Comments

For general information about the Southwest LRT Project, or to comment on the project, please call 612.373.3888 or email swlrt@metrotransit.org.

Southwest LRT Project Office

The Southwest Project Office is located west of downtown Minneapolis in St. Louis Park, just off I-394 near the Louisiana Avenue exit. [Map]

Southwest LRT Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 500
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426