MJOMichael Jon Olson, Executive Director of the Hamline-Midway Coalition

Michael Jon Olson is the Executive Director (since 2005) of Hamline-Midway Coalition (HMC), parent organization and fiscal sponsor for the Friendly Streets Initiative.  At HMC, Michael Jon’s work has focused on organizational development, the facilitation of community input into matters of public interest, and the development of resident-led initiatives, including Friendly Streets.  Before HMC, Michael Jon worked for the Seward Neighborhood Group in Minneapolis and has served on boards and committees for a wide range of community-based organizations including Longfellow Community Council, Ventura Village, Inc., The Center for Neighborhoods, Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing, Neighborhood Energy Connection, and the Southeast Soccer Club.