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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

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...

Reflections on a year at Habitat: Learning from our history

Posted at 4:50 PM on June 5, 2019

This week marks my one-year anniversary as President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat. In that time, I’ve learned a lot. I have...

Chris reflects on the Dominican Republic Global Village Trip

Posted at 4:36 PM on March 8, 2019

Last spring, as the search for Sue Haigh’s replacement as CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity began, a friend reached out...

Let us spread gratitude wherever we go

Posted at 10:15 AM on November 22, 2018

Last week, I called my friend in Chico, California, after hearing news of the most recent wildfires raging out West. He and...

My First 150 Days as CEO: What we've done and where we're going

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 2, 2018

Now that Halloween is behind us, I know what you’re all thinking – what’s next? Luckily, we don’t have to wait until...

Turning housing recommendations into realities

Posted at 11:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Minnesota must get its housing in order. Years of steady cost increases and stagnant wage growth have broken home economics...

A reflection on my first month as CEO

Posted at 10:15 AM on July 5, 2018

A month has passed since I took over the reins of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity from Sue Haigh. After 13 years, she left...

Chris Coleman's First Day

Posted at 12:10 PM on June 5, 2018

I am so excited to join the Habitat team and the mission that you support! It’s an honor to lead an organization that has such...