City Council

Janet Kennedy

Janet Kennedy
Fifth Council District

Precincts: 28-35
Term Expires: January 3, 2028
Phone: 218-341-6113/218-730-5357

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  • Owner and Principal Director of Operations: Healthy Alliances Matter LLC Company dba Development Alliances and Solutions
  • Founder/Executive Director: Healthy Alliances Matter for All dba Health Equity Northland
  • St. Mark Church Parish Community Health Coordinator, Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association
  • Retired Clinician & Director of Rehabilitation


  • Caregiver for aging parent
  • Two adult children, nine grandchildren

Length of Duluth Residency

  • Since 1968
  • Western Duluth since 1973

City Commission

  • Duluth Economic Development Authority Commission
  • Intergovernmental Committee 2023-2024
  • Indoor Athletic Venues Task Force Committee
  • City of Duluth Council President 2023
  • Committee of the Whole
  • City of Duluth Council Vice President 2022
  • Council Finance Chair
  • Co-chair Spirit Mountain Recreation Task Force
  • Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council Policy Board
  • Council Personnel Chair 2020-2022
  • Northern Lights Express Alliance Commission
  • City of Duluth Planning Commission 2015-01/2020
  • Planning Commission President 2019-2020
  • Vision Committee Member Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan
  • Crowd Control Police Protective Gear Policy Working Group
  • Boards & Commissions Realignment Committee
  • Ordinance Modernization Task Force


  • Urban Land Institute Real Estate Diversity Initiative 2023 Cohort
  • National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health Cohort 9 Fellow: Bridging Health Duluth
  • National Empowering Women Leadership Development Institute
  • Conflict Resolution and Civil Mediation Training
  • Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Major: Health and Human Services, University of Superior Wisconsin
  • Associate of Art: Liberal Arts/Associate in Science: Corrections, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant, Duluth Technical College (Lake Superior College)

Community Service Positions and Affiliations

  • Co-chair Bridging Health Duluth
  • St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, At large 2024 President, 2023 Vice President, 3rd District 2019-2022
  • Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Duluth Alumni 2021-2022
  • RiverFront Community Development, President, Managing Consultant 2020-2022
  • Green New Deal Housing, Executive Board Assistant Treasurer
  • Management Director Health Equity Northland, COVID-19 Pandemic Community Response Collaborative
  • Duluth Workforce Development Construction Working Group
  • Wealth Entrepreneurship and Economic Sustainability Leadership Planning Committee
  • Cross Cultural Alliance of Duluth
  • Duluth League of Women Voters
  • Health in All Policies Campaign
  • West Duluth Business and Civic Association (West Duluth Business Club)
  • Irving Community Club