Marion Greene, District 3

Thank you for visiting the Hennepin County website and welcome to the District 3 homepage. We are honored to serve the residents of Southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park.

An urban-suburban district with vibrant neighborhoods and businesses, the District 3 is home to Uptown, Downtown, and Excelsior & Grand, while also brimming with parks, public spaces and an amazing network of bike and pedestrian trails such as the Midtown Greenway and the Cedar Lake Regional Trail. Four of our award-winning Hennepin County libraries are located in the District 3, including the newest addition, the Walker Library.

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Leadership positions

Hennepin County

  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, member
  • Hennepin County Board, chair
  • Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HCHRA), member
  • Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA), member
  • Hennepin Health, chair 
  • Joint Committee on Community Corrections (Bench/Board), member

Other positions

  • Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) voting delegate
  • Greater MSP, member
  • Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) Board, member
  • Light Rail Transit Executive Change Control Board, member
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) Board, member
  • Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, member
  • Municipal Building Commission (MBC), member
  • Public Art and Community Engagement Southwest (PLACES), member
  • Southwest Light Rail Transit Policy Maker Working Group, member
  • SWLRT Blake Station Redevelopment Subcommittee, HCRRA member
  • SWLRT Community Works Steering Committee, HCRRA member


Marion serves as Hennepin County Commissioner representing the District 3, which includes all of St. Louis Park, most of southwest Minneapolis and much of downtown. Marion was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in a May 2014 a special election.

A former State Representative, Marion Greene was chief author of legislation to fully fund all-day kindergarten in Minnesota, and co-author of legislation to establish the Minnesota Health Exchange, now MNSure. Marion brings ten years of experience as a health care policy analyst with a focus on Medicare and payment systems to her appointment as Chair of the Health Committee.

Marion grew up in India, Morocco, Brazil and Pakistan. That international upbringing indelibly shaped her dedication to community and diversity. Marion has a BA from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

About District 3

This district serves the city of St. Louis Park, and parts of southwest Minneapolis.

The district is both urban and suburban and includes a vibrant mix of residential and commercial neighborhoods, including the Minneapolis neighborhoods of:

The district is connected through a system of parks, trails and water bodies with ample opportunities for recreation, family and community gatherings. It is also home to several key arts institutions, including the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Intermedia Arts.

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