About Diane Hofstede

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Diane Hofstede and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Diane Hofstede was the Minneapolis City Council Member for the Third Ward. She is a life-long resident of Minneapolis and the Third Ward. Diane served on the following committees for the Minneapolis City Council:

  • Audit Committee, (chair)
  • Ways & Means/Budget Taxes
  • Elections
  • Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health
  • Regulatory, Energy & Environment
  • Rules
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Diane also served on the following boards, commissions and task forces:

  • Homegrown Minneapolis (Implementation Task Force)
  • University District Alliance (Board of Directors)
  • Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (Executive Committee)
  • RiverFIRST Steering Committee
  • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • Meet Minneapolis, Board of Directors
  • North Metro Mayors Association
  • Northstar Corridor Development Authority Board
  • St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board
  • University of Minnesota Stadium Area Advisory Group
  • Vikings Stadium Implementation Committee
  • Bottineau Corridor Policy Board
  • Metropolitan Design Center, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota (Advisory Board)

As a member of the Minnesota Vikings Stadium Implementation Committee, and the University District Alliance Steering Committee, she supports a partnering approach to solutions.

Prior to her election to the City Council, Diane was a senior financial advisor for a national investment company. During that time, Diane was elected to the Minneapolis Library Board, served as President, Chair of the Finance Committee, and she co-chaired (with former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and current Mayor R.T. Rybak) the Building Committee for the new downtown public library. She also chaired the Neighborhood Revitalization Policy Board (NRP).

Diane began her career as a Minneapolis public school teacher at North High School in North Minneapolis, and at Northeast Junior High. She was a curriculum writer for the Minneapolis School District where she trained teachers and administrators in all Minneapolis junior and senior high schools in non-racist and non-sexist teaching/curriculum techniques.

Diane was a Ph.D. candidate, and received her Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University.