Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Kathy Lantry

Director, Department of Public Works

City of St. Paul

Kathy Lantry is a lifelong resident of Saint Paul, and proudly served her neighborhood on the City Council for 18 years – 11 as the Council President.

Upon announcing she would not seek reelection, the Mayor asked Kathy to lead the Public Works department. Since taking over in 2015, Kathy reorganized the 390-employee department with an annual budget of $149 million a year, creating a shared resource model resulting in efficiencies and cost savings. Kathy is married to her husband of 34 years and has 2 adult children.