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Xiongpao "Xp" Lee

Greetings,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.  I greatly appreciate the opportunity to tell you about myself.  My wife, See Vue Lee, and I have been married for 16 wonderful years, but we've loved Brooklyn Park for 17.  A year before we married, her family moved here to a beautiful home off West River Rd. in what is now the River View neighborhood (we helped name it).  It was in that house that we celebrated her family as part of our traditional Hmong wedding ceremony.  

We always appreciated the deer and wild turkeys that also called the neighborhood home, and we enjoyed the closeness of the parks, trees, trails and nature areas.  More importantly, we loved seeing the community grow and develop, because our family was a part of it.  In 2016 we became homeowners ourselves in Brooklyn Park.  

Today, we are all living through historical times.  Even as we try to hold onto a sense of normalcy, all of us are impacted by the pandemic, social events, political divisiveness and economic chaos that surround us.  This is on top of our regular kitchen table issues of crime, hard water, taxes, housing, small business development, opioids and an aging population.  However, I truly believe that the future belongs to those with the VISION to see it and the COMMITMENT to achieve it.

Bringing residents together around issues brings me joy.  I'm not a politician.  I'm a community builder at heart.  I'm running for City Council - East District because I want to engage our collective voices and champion our causes within the city, but also with our neighboring cities, school boards, at the county, regional and state levels, on national issues, and even internationally through exchanges with our sister cities and other wonderful programs. 

Brooklyn Park is a city of tomorrow.

So, rise with me my fellow residents and neighbors.  Let us meet tomorrow's challenges today and keep moving Brooklyn Park forward, TOGETHER!

Sincerely,

 Xp

LEADERSHIP & EXPERIENCE

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"Xp is a compassionate and driven human being who leads by action and example.  He is a role model for our community."  - Chee Vang

Professional

  • COVID Community Coordinator Lead, Minnesota Dept. of Health

  • Public Policy Manager, Minnesota Council on Foundations (2020 MN Census Mobilization Partnership)

  • Community Liaison, City of Brooklyn Park

  • Community Coordinator, Frogtown Farm

  • Production Supervisor, Greatbatch Medical

  • Department Manager, Michaels

  • Employment Specialist, Hmong American Partnership

  • Program Coordinator, Upward Bound

Volunteer

  • Planning Commission - East District, City of Brooklyn Park (RPAC Liaison)

  • Police and Racial Justice Committee & Evaluation Subcommittee​, City of Brooklyn Park

  • Planning Member, Brooklyn Park Fire Dept Strategic Plan 2019-2024

  • Vice-Chair and Co-Founder, Minnesota Hmong 18 Clan Council Gender Equity Task Force

  • Core Team Member, Gardening Matters strategic planning committee

  • Board of Directors-Chair, Center for Hmong Arts and Talent

  • Board of Directors, TakeAction Minnesota

  • Band Manager, Watching Leona

Compensated

  • Community Liaison, 2018 Tater Daze Planning Committee

  • Writer/Actor/Director, 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Echoes Through Rivers street theater project (performed at the Brooklyn Park Library Plaza & 2021 Tater Daze)

  • Panelist, 2021 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month discussion - City of Brooklyn Park

  • Participant, Minnesota Community Assembly Project - Brooklyn Park

  • Spoken Word Poet, Free Inspiring Rising Elements (FIRE)

  • Illustrator, "African Interior Mission"

Trainings

  • What it Takes to Win 2022, Vote Run Lead

  • Racial Justice Facilitation, YWCA

  • Facilitator, Technologies of Participation

  • Neighborhood Leadership Program, Wilder Foundation

  • Certified Life Coach, ICF

Entrepreneurial

  • Partner, Owl Creative Solutions

  • Realtor, Creative Results

  • Principal, Xcalibur Designs

Interests

  • Conversations with friends

  • Cars and trucks

  • Anime/sci-fi/superheroes

  • Fun fact, there are two hidden links to bonus content on this website :D

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