Hennepin County Commissioners
Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
Commissioner Gail Dorfman

Mayor of Minneapolis
Mayor R.T. Rybak

Minneapolis City Council Members
Council Member Robert Lilligren
Council Member Ralph Remington
Council Member Elizabeth Glidden

Council Member Gary Schiff

Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board

Commissioner Tracy Nordstrom

Metropolitan Council

Tom Weaver, Regional Administrator

Allina Hospitals and Clinics
David Orbuch, EVP, Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations

Target Corp.
Nate Garvis , Vice President Government Affairs

Payne-Lake Community Partners

Repa Mekha , Executive Director

Midtown Greenway Coalition
Christina Melloh

Wells Fargo Bank
Kelly J. Gosz, President and District Manager, Twin Cities Banking

Xcel Energy
Dan Pfeiffer, Manager, Community and Local Government Relations

Lake Street Council

Aaron Day, Chair

Wellington Management

Steve Wellington, President

Metropolitan Transportation Services

Arlene McCarthy

MCW Chair

Nate Garvis

Past Chair
Jim Campbell, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo (retired)

Louis Smith, Smith Partners, P.L.L.P.



"In this day and age it is important for communities to invest in those amenities that bring us together physically and foster a better sense of community. This Greenway will be a wonderful attribute to the city and an important element in the redevelopment of Lake Street." — Nate Garvis

Nate Garvis is Vice President of Government Affairs for Target Corporation, one of the largest retail companies in the United States. He is responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs at the Federal level as well as similar affairs in all of the states in which Target Corporation operates stores. Nate also has responsibility for Target Corporation's political affairs, serving as Treasurer of the corporation's four political action funds. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Retailers Association, the Minnesota Film Board, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, the California Business Property Owners Association, the California Retailers Association and the Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes, for which he serves as the organization's Chairman of their Board of Directors. He is a former policy fellow at the Hubert H. Humprey Institute of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota and currently serves as Chairman of the Policy Forum's Advisory Board.

Nate graduated from the University of Minnesota, (B.A. in History) 1985 and the University of Oregon, J.D. 1990. He worked for the House Majority Leader in the Oregon House of Representatives during his legal education.

Nate served as Director of government Affairs and Legal Counsel for the Minnesota retail Merchants Association prior to joining Dayton Hudson Corporation in January 1993