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Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman joined Twin Cities Habitat after serving as Mayor of St. Paul from 2006 to 2018. As Mayor, Chris was a champion for economic development, education, and racial equity. From 2013 to 2014, Chris was the President of the National League of Cities, a bi-partisan coalition of leaders from across the country. Prior to his election as Mayor, Chris was an investment advisor for RBC and he served for six years on the St. Paul City Council. Chris was born and raised in St. Paul and earned bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Connie, have two adult children, Molly and Aidan.

Recent Posts

A Breath of Relief - Statement from Chris Coleman

Posted at 4:36 PM on April 20, 2021

All Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity locations are closed for the remainder of today, April 20 and all of tomorrow, April 21...

CEO Chris Coleman Reflects on the Pandemic Year

Posted at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2021

One year ago, I spent a good portion of my Saint Patrick’s Day in the Atlanta airport. It is not the place that any proud...

A Thanksgiving Message from Chris Coleman

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 26, 2020

What a year this has been. I think it began fifty months ago. And it seems like a long ways from ending. As someone said: is...

Unequal Access to 'First National Bank of Mom'

Posted at 10:30 AM on August 27, 2020

I bought my first house when I was 24 years old. I had just finished my first year of law school and was still living at home....

CEO Chris Coleman reflects on an unprecedented year and the path forward

Posted at 4:15 PM on August 12, 2020

As we turn the corner to start a new fiscal year at Twin Cities Habitat, I find it hard to remember what things were like...

Take action for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Posted at 3:34 PM on May 29, 2020

We join our Twin Cities neighbors in mourning George Floyd. We share the outrage at the injustice and inhumanity of his...

Justice for George Floyd

Posted at 3:01 PM on May 28, 2020

We join our Twin Cities neighbors in mourning George Floyd. We share the outrage at the injustice and inhumanity of his...

Support the At Home Fund for #GiveAtHomeMN

Posted at 9:58 AM on May 5, 2020

This week is #GiveAtHomeMN week—a reminder for us all to give back to the organizations giving so much throughout Minnesota...

How You Can Help Habitat Right Now

Posted at 5:22 PM on March 23, 2020

I don't normally share a message like this one. But these are unprecedented times.

The Coronavirus outbreak is already hurting...

As We Close 2019, I'm Filled with Gratitude

Posted at 2:00 PM on December 31, 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time in my attic over the last few weeks preparing for a home project. My wife, Connie, and I are sorting...