City Council

Em Westerlund

Third Council District (Precincts 14-20) Westerlund Headshot
Term expires: January 6, 2020
Duluth MN  
(218) 730-5353
Recreation, libraries and Authorities Committee Chairperson
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  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator at PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault).

Family Status

  • Married.  One child.

Length of Residency in Duluth

  • Born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin; Duluth resident since 2009.


    • B.A. in Sociology & Women's Studies from Smith College; M.A. in Advocacy & Political Leadership from University of Minnesota-Duluth; A.A.S. in Natural Resource Technology (Forestry/Wildlife) from Vermilion Community College.

City Commissions      

City of Duluth Public Utilities Commissioner 2016-Present

City of Duluth Urban Forest Commission (Council Liaison) 2017-Present

City of Duluth Parks Commission (Council Liaison) 2017-Present

City of Duluth Library Board (Council Liaison) 2017-Present

City of Duluth Human Rights Commissioner (2011-2013).

Community Memberships

Duluth Community Garden Program Board Member

Lake Superior Community Health Center Board Member

League of Women Voters - Duluth.

Duluth Natural Resources Committee Member

Coalition of Greater MN Cities




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