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Harry D. Melander

Harry D. Melander Deputy Chair, Class C Director

President Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council Term end: December 31, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Harry Melander has served as president of this trade organization since 2009. He has over a quarter century of experience advocating for construction industry labor, having also worked for the St. Paul Building and Trades Council, the Southern District Council of Carpenters, and the Minnesota Statewide District Council of Carpenters during his career.

Melander currently serves as president of the Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation and sits on the board of the Minnesota Housing Partnership. His past affiliations include representing his community on the Metropolitan Council and board service to the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, the St. Paul Port Authority Board, and the Washington County Planning Commission, where he served as chair. He earned his B.S. in industrial and vocational education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and completed an apprenticeship in carpentry with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.