About the Financial Empowerment Community Council

The Financial Empowerment Community Council (FECC) is a 17-member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The FECC charge includes the following:

  1. Monitor citywide financial empowerment metrics and indicators 
  2. Provide feedback and advice on Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnerships, community engagement, policy platform, research agenda, and potential grant opportunities 
  3. Review the effectiveness of OFE activities and initiatives. 

Of the 17 members, at least one will reside and/or work in each of the 7 Wards. The remaining 10 members will be selected from the financial, housing, tenants’ rights advocacy, and consumer protection industries. The Mayor will also select a Chair and Vice Chair from the FECC membership. Initial term lengths vary from 2 to 3 years; all successive terms are 2 years in length. No member may serve more than 3 terms. 

The FECC will meet no more than four times each year, though votes may be held remotely in the interim under the discretion of the Chair.

FECC Bylaws


  • Sameerah Bilal-Roby
  • Christine Cordell
  • Michael Dahl
  • Saroeun Earm
  • Kelly Flaherty, Secretary
  • Kelly Harder
  • Nicole Martin Rogers
  • Koveyia McPipe
  • Suyapa Miranda, Vice Chair
  • Jeffery Robinson
  • Nestor David Soto
  • Anne Leland Clark
  • Shawna Thompson
  • Heaven Webb
  • Johnna White
  • Linda White
  • Andrea Zuber, Chair

Interested in joining the FECC? 

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2023 Financial Empowerment Community Awards

The FECC hosted the first ever Financial Empowerment Community Awards on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.  The Awards aim to recognize community impact and innovation within financial empowerment across the City of Saint Paul that attend to the racial wealth gap. 

Learn more about the Awardees

FECC Meeting Documents

To access other documents, minutes, and packets, click the "Documents..." dropdown menu next to your meeting in the table below.

Last Edited: December 20, 2023