Meet the WCNC Board!
The West Calhoun neighborhood council is comprised of local residents who bring valuable insight, experience and a shared desire to make West Calhoun a safe, thriving neighborhood.
Our board members also serve on at least one of our committees – and all are invited to get involved in any of these groups. Meetings are held as needed. Want to learn more? Feel free to contact us with your questions and interest.
- Communications, Outreach, Events
- Green Space
- Land Use
John Bordwell and his wife moved to the West Calhoun neighborhood in 2015. He is a family practice physician who works one day per week. He is interested in exercise, gardening, travel and refuges. He has done volunteer work with American Refugee Committee, Faith in Practice and St. Mary’s Clinics.
He believes encouraging people to use the parks for exercise and recreation. John joined the WCNC board in May 2017.
Allan Campbell and his wife Louise moved to West Calhoun from New Jersey in the summer of 2013 to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law. Before retiring in 2011, Allan worked in state government and in the mutual fund industry, and had chaired a municipal planning board.
Allan joined the board to help make West Calhoun a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood at a time when we face the challenge and opportunity of a proposed light rail line as well as increasing traffic and development along our northern Lake Street border.
In addition to serving on our neighborhood council, Allan is active in the Sierra Club, serving as its representative to Minneapolis’ Community Environmental Advisory Committee. His interests include sailing, cycling and cross country skiing.
moved to the West Calhoun neighborhood in 2015 where she currently lives with her fiance, Otto. Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in the area of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and currently works as a Special Education Supervisor. Jennifer joined the WCNC Board in October of 2017.
Richard D. Logan is a retired Professor of Human Development from UW- Green Bay. He and his wife Carol have lived in West Calhoun since his retirement in 2005. He has a BA in Anthropology from Harvard College and a PhD in Human Development from the University of Chicago. Most of his career was at UW – Green Bay but he began his career at the University of Nairobi and also had appointments Vassar College, and a sabbatical at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He has published on adolescent identity, psychoanalysis, individualism in Western and American history and culture, Charles Lindbergh, American popular culture, and the state of U.S. higher education. He has also studied urban gangs and worked closely with an Amish community for a decade. He authored a book on the psychology of solitary ordeals, and another on the true survival story of a young girl lost at sea.
Since retiring he has served on several non-profit boards, including Moving Forward Africa, a clean water project in Kenya where he is Vice Chair. He is also president of the national Society for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Richard joined the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council six years ago. He was motivated by the growing numbers of accidents in our small neighborhood.
Richard is married to the former Carol Zazove, Russian language and culture specialist. They have two sons, David and Jonathan; both are married, and older son David and his wife and two daughters live here in Minneapolis. Younger son Jonathan and his wife Karen live in San Francisco.
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Michael Sanders is the Executive Director of the Bakken Museum, and joined the WCNC board in September 2017.
Annie Zager has been a resident of West Calhoun for almost 4 years and adores our small and growing neighborhood nestled next to Lake Calhoun but still central to urban Minneapolis. Annie has been a member of the WCNC Board for almost 2 years and is especially interested in real estate development and neighborhood improvement for residents, visitors and our local businesses to strengthen our community.
“My focus is on growing all the positive elements of our little neighborhood; we have people of all ages that love our neighborhood and local businesses. It is a fabulously walkable and bike-able neighborhood, but there is always room for improvements. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in multifamily development which I hope will attract more businesses; retail and shopping to our side of the lake.
“We are very close to Uptown with a pending SWLRT connection. However, I want to focus on ways to plan for the residents and visitors to get around easily and safely from the biking/walking trails to enjoy the local recreation and businesses. I want to continue to make it easy and convenient to grab a coffee or groceries and connect easily to where they want to go safely.”
Neighborhood Coordinator: Nikki Lindberg
We have created a number of committees to oversee each of the neighborhood council’s primary focus areas.
- Safety Committee (in cooperation with the Cedar-Isles Dean Neighborhood Association/CIDNA) Richard Logan, West Calhoun co-chair.
- Greenspace – Works on improvements to our neighborhood green spaces.
- Land Use – Provides the City with neighborhood feedback on proposed new developments and zoning and master plan changes. Annie Zager, chair.
- Environment – Addresses neighborhood environmental issues, including water quality in Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun).
- Events, Communications & Outreach – Organizes neighborhood happy hours, movie nights, wine tastings and other events. Publishes our newsletter and maintains our Facebook page and this web site.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating in any committee work!