Melvin  Carter

Melvin Carter

Climate Action Workshop

Mayor of  Saint Paul, Minnesota, Melvin Carter will participate in the Climate Action Workshop of Summit Session 2 on October 9, at 10:45am central time.

Melvin Carter’s Biography

Melvin Carter is a fourth-generation Saint Paul resident, Saint Paul public school graduate, former Saint Paul City Councilmember, father, and Saint Paul’s Mayor.

Carter grew up in the Rondo neighborhood as the son of one of Saint Paul’s first black police officers, and a teacher (who now serves as a Ramsey County Commissioner). He attended Saint Paul Public Schools, ran track at his neighborhood rec center, and graduated from Central High School. He currently resides in Saint Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood with his wife, Dr. Sakeena Futrell-Carter, and their children, just a few doors down from his childhood home.

Carter has been working to engage, enfranchise, and uplift people not only in Saint Paul, but also across the state and nation. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, advising Governor Mark Dayton on early childhood policy. Prior to joining state government, Carter represented Ward 1 on the Saint Paul City Council from 2008 to 2013.