Thank you, Brian PaStarr!

Twin Cities Cohousing Network celebrates Brian PaStarr as his term as his term on Vision Circle has come to an end

Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) celebrates Brian PaStarr as his term on our board comes to an end. He has not sought another term in order to give himself time to prepare for a possible move to Wisconsin to be closer to his grandchildren, and to have more time for writing.

TCCN’s board members have tremendous gratitude for the many contributions Brian he has made to our organization. He became a Vision Circle member at the time the group reorganized in 2016 and has served as vice president, president, and leader of the events circle, where he helped plan many face-t0-face and zoom events. He facilitated many in-person and virtual meetings with grace, humor and skill. We have benefitted greatly from Brian’s generosity and commitment to further cohousing communities in Minnesota. We and wish him the very best in his next adventures.

An image of Brian PaStarr standing with three women outside with snow and woods in the background.
Brian PaStarr with other TCCN members during a 2018 retreat.

Welcome Lee Pedersen

Director Lee Pedersen, Duluth MN.
Lee Pedersen

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is delighted to welcome the new ideas, skills, and enthusiasm that Lee Pedersen brings as a new member of TCCN’s Vision Circle. Lee lives in Duluth, MN, where she actively promotes cohousing by offering community education classes and hosting regular MeetUp groups while seeking others to join in the goal of creating a Duluth-area senior cohousing community.  She had her article Cohousing is a return to village living published in The Reader Duluth October 16th, 2021.

Lee also helps us expand our attention beyond the Twin Cities Metropolitan area to include cohousing initiatives within Greater Minnesota. After completing a probationary period, Lee was appointed to fill the remainder of an open term and will be appointed to a new three-year term starting January 1, 2022. 

The Duluth, MN South Breakwater Light. Photo by John Nail from Pexels