Kathy Connelly is a Minneapolis attorney. In addition to her years on the Parks & Trails Council board and service as a Parks & Trails Council officer, she has represented the organization in various land transactions, and has taken on special projects related to governance, recruitment and organizational effectiveness. Kathy and her partner, Carolyn Sampson, support the organization as Magney Circle members.
Kathy views her service with Parks & Trails as a way of fostering Minnesotans’ affinity for the environment, yielding forward-thinking environmental awareness in future voters, elected officials and policy-makers. She also sees public service as a pillar of good citizenship, and has volunteered her time and talents to a variety of organizations, including The National Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, The Raptor Center, Friends of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association, Minnesota Master Naturalists and Minnesota Master Gardeners. Kathy enjoys biking, hiking, and birding and has been a beekeeper for more than a decade.