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PRO Work Areas

PRO has three active work areas, co-chaired by regional leaders, and a fourth – Transportation Funding – whose work is carried out by the Move MN campaign.


Work Area Co-Leads Objectives
Regional Equity and Community Engagement
  • Repa Mekha, President & CEO, Nexus Community Partners
  • Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County 
  • Improve regional equity in the outcomes and the decision and implementation processes of regional policies and investments
  • Identify regional policies and investments to address historic disparities 
  • Improve engagement strategies with underrepresented communities to ensure equitable opportunities for meaningful participation 
Shared Prosperity
  • Mike Langley, CEO, Greater MSP
  • Lee Sheehy, Director, McKnight Foundation 
  • Strengthen regional competitiveness and increase investment and job growth for residents of all incomes and backgrounds in the urban core and along transit accessible corridors. 
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) 
  • Brian Lamb, General Manager, Metro Transit
  • Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative 
  • Advance TOD components of Corridors of Opportunity, embedding the work within implementing organizations
  • Position the region to best compete for federal funds and to attract private capital to TOD.
  • Inform the direction of the new Metropolitan Council TOD Office. 
Transportation Funding
  • Ann Mulholland, Vice President, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • Charlie Zelle, Commissioner MnDOT 
  • 2014 PRO meetings will feature updates and calls to action from the MoveMN campaign.