Angela Conley, District 4
Commissioner Conley was born and raised in South Minneapolis. Her family lived very close to Bde Maka Ska where she taught herself to swim. Commissioner Conley is the youngest of three daughters born to a mother and father who were hard, union workers in the labor industry. Around the age of 12, her family moved East of 35W into the Phillips neighborhood. Her fondest memories include watching the fireworks with friends at Powderhorn Park, walking her children around Lake Nokomis, swimming in Lake Hiawatha and viewing the fall colors along the Mississippi River. The Southside continues to be her heart and home.
She is currently renting her home and raising her family in the historic Bryant neighborhood in South Minneapolis. A beautifully rich and diverse community which is home to the first integrated homes in Minneapolis and, as such, her neighborhood received historic designation status by our City Council in 2017. She previously served as the President of Bryant Neighborhood Organization where she listened to her neighbors, built community and took the lead on neighborhood priorities. She is a mom to two sons and two daughters. They enjoy family movie nights, working in our yard, playing at Phelps Park and relaxing in our home with our big cats Max and Jacob.
For nearly 20 years she has worked tirelessly to change systems at the macro level, both at the state and county, in ways that are holistic, person-first and seamless. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from St. Catherine University and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Hamline University. Now, she proudly serves as the first African American Hennepin County District 4 Commissioner to include the voices of our families and communities in every decision the County makes that impact our lives. Angela Conley was elected in 2018 to represent the fourth district in Hennepin County. She was sworn in on Monday, January 7, 2019.