Gary Laskowski

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Laskowski applied for the board because, “I like being involved in things that make a difference.” Born and raised in Steven’s point, Wis., joined the Air Force and was an aircraft maintenance specialist. In 1991, he moved to Minnesota after retiring from the paper mill. He currently resides at Hamline Hi-Rise In addition to serving […]

Ilya Garelik, Vice-president

I have lived in the Hamline Midway neighborhood with my partner and 3 dogs since 2018 and have appreciated the sense of community and positivity that is inherent to the neighborhood. I believe in the power of community organizing and its potential to improve the lives of the people who live in it. I am […]

Rayford Dixon, Treasurer

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I own and operate Rayz R Cuts barbershop on Snelling avenue, and I have been in the neighborhood for several years. Over the past year I have gotten to know the Hamline Midway Coalition by attending Board meetings and events. I am excited to use my can-do attitude and willingness to help out to support […]

Cole Hanson, President

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Hamline-Midway is at a transition between the neighborhood my father grew up in and the one my 3-year-old daughter will someday live in. My name is Cole Hanson (he/him), and as a public health professional and community-based educator, I want to be one of your Hamline-Midway board members. As the current Board President, I work […]

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