City of Minneapolis Ward 6 Newsletter- August 1st 2013

Minneapolis Ward 6 Council Member Robert Lilligren

 August 1, 2013

Weddings in City Hall

At the stroke of midnight on August 1st, many new laws enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature this 2013 session became active and in effect. One of these was the Freedom to Marry for all people, including loving same sex couples. To celebrate the occasion, at midnight we hosted the weddings of 62 couples in Minneapolis City HallMeet Minneapolis, along with a large group of organizations offers their services and products to this special evening. 

Following the City Council meeting on Friday, August 2, I was thrilled to officiate a wedding for the first time. Former 6th Ward residents Marcus Buggs and Dean Kallenbach were married at 1:30 pm in the Minneapolis City Council Chambers. About 20 friends and relatives were on hand to support them on their special day. It was a simple ceremony that, for me, represents the start of a new era of equality in our city and state.

The next wedding I will be officiating will be for a city employee and her fiance on August 10th. I am honored to be a part of these historic ceremonies to celebrate marriage and love.

Best of luck to all the couples in our state enjoying full marriage equality! 

Warm regards, 

Robert Lilligren

Mondays with Robert

Council Member Lilligren has always believed that it's important for people like you and me to have access to government. Robert remains committed to that value today. For that reason, Council Member Lilligren makes himself available to community member visits on a walk-in and appointment basis.

You can meet with Robert on the first four Mondays of the month at each of the neighborhoods he represents. Call or email Gerardo at 673-2206 or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however - you will be asked to wait if there is a scheduled appointment.

First Monday of the Month
Whittier Alliance, 10 E. 25th Street
9:30am - 11:30am

Second Monday of the Month
Phillips West, 2400 Park Ave.
Center for Changing Lives
9:30am - 11:30am

Third Monday of the Month
Stevens Square, 1925 Nicollet Ave.
9:30am - 11:30am

Fourth Monday of the Month
Ventura Village, 2323 11th Ave. S.
2nd Floor of Phillips Community Center
9:30am - 11:30am

From the Office of City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren
350 South 5th Street, City Hall, Room 307, Minneapolis, MN 55415 · Ward 6 website · (612) 673-2206

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