CAC Members

By admin, July 7, 2008 10:25 pm

Meet the members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC):


Jamie Buss
Appointed by City Council member Gary Schiff
Jamie Buss has lived in Longfellow since 2000, with her partner and three daughters (ages 9, 12, and 20). A few years back, Jamie was co-chair of LCC’s Neighborhood Development Caucus, and has been a long-term volunteer with Seward Elementary School, Transit for Livable Communities, and various kids’ soccer teams. A 2006 graduate of the Humphrey Institute’s Master of Public Affairs program (concentrations in community and economic development and policy analysis), she works as a consultant in the fields of community development, community engagement, and transportation, providing services involving project management, program development, business analysis, writing, research and evaluation. In a prior life, Jamie ran a technology consulting firm in Ithaca, NY and then Monteverde, Costa Rica. She loves to bike (both for transportation and recreation) and play basketball.

Judy Corrao
Appointed by City Council member Sandra Colvin Roy
Judy Corrao grew up in North Minneapolis. She has lived and been active in the following neighborhoods and groups: Harrison, Fairview, Marcy Holmes, Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association, and Seward. She is a current board member of Longfellow Community Council (LCC) and is on the LCC’s Neighborhood Development Caucus. Judy has been deeply involved in her community wherever she has lived.

Judy is a former Majority Leader of the Minneapolis City Council, a founding member of the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus, and Minnesota Women’s Press, and serves on many boards and commissions. She has chaired the Governor’s Cable Board and Telecommunications Council and currently serves on the Metro Cable Channel 6 Board, for which she produces and hosts a cable television program, The Judy Corrao Show. She is the Legislative Council Cochair of Minnesota Social Service Association (former president of this statewide organization) and has been a moving force in developing social service legislative programs and the development of professional lobbyist programs that advance health and social service issues.

She works for Hennepin County as a manager of a volunteer service and community partnership program. She has served as a consultant in Head Start, school funding, planning and economic development, housing, transportation, health, and social service delivery systems. Judy believes that today’s focus should be on neighborhood and regional efforts as the best tools to build a strong and vibrant community.


Steve Krause
Appointed by Longfellow Business Association
Longtime business owner and commercial property owner in Longfellow. University of Minnesota BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies, and law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Directed the Community Legal Assistance Center in East Los Angeles before returning to Minnesota in 1978 to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In that position represented the Real Estate Management and Procurement Divisions within the Department of Administration. Longtime member of the Lake Street Council and the Longfellow Business Association, currently Co-chair of the Longfellow Business Association and Minneapolis resident.

Marcea Mariani
Appointed by Longfellow Community Council
Marcea Mariani is a resident of Cooper Neighborhood and was appointed by the Longfellow Community Council.

Lisa Middag
Lisa Middag
Appointed by Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin

A lifelong Minneapolis-area resident, Lisa and her husband have owned a home in the Longfellow neighborhood for the past 10 years. Lisa has participated on the Purina Mill Site Task Force, the Community Benefits Agreement Task Force, and the Neighborhood Development Caucus of the Longfellow Community Council. She was appointed to the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works CAC by Commissioner Peter McLaughlin. Lisa Middag works at the Walker Art Center, overseeing the production of the Walker’s prolific in-house design studio, as well as the Walker’s award-winning publications program. The studio produces all of the Walker’s printed matter, including exhibition catalogues and graphics, bimonthly magazines, signage, marketing materials, and promotional campaigns. Lisa complete her Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute in fall 2008 fall and holds a B.A. in English and Humanities. In a previous life, she was an accountant for film production companies and worked on 11 feature films.


Sam Newberg
Appointed by Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Organization

Sam is married with a toddler. He is an urbanist, meaning he writes about, researches, consults, and helps people understand cities, especially planning and development.

Karl Stoerzinger
Karl Stoerzinger
Appointed by Corcoran Neighborhood Association

Karl is a transportational cycling advocate living in the Corcoran Neighborhood. He is active with the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, and represents the neighborhood on the board of the Midtown Greenway Coalition. After leaving the field of software development, Karl is pursuing a career related to nonmotorized transportation advocacy in the Twin Cities.


Dan Swenson
Appointed by Longfellow Business Association

Dan Swenson has owned-in-partnership and operated Longfellow’s own Alexander’s Import Auto Repair for over 12 years, has spent his life in Minnesota, and currently lives in Brooklyn Park with his wife, Lisa. Dan has served on several public boards and committees, including Roosevelt High School Automotive Education Committee, National Advisory for After Market Parts Alliance, and Brooklyn Park Youth Hockey Board. Currently Dan is serving a board seat as secretary for the Automotive Association of Service Providers of Minnesota. Dan was appointed to serve on Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works CAC by the Longfellow Business Association.

Greg Toltzman
Appointed by Longfellow Community Council

Greg Toltzman is a resident of Hiawatha Neighborhood and was appointed by the Longfellow Community Council Neighborhood Development Caucus.

Ed Leaf was appointed by Longfellow Community Council and served through 2008.

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