Betsey has lived in Northfield since 1989 when my husband Justin London started teaching at Carleton College arriving in the middle of a bank raid re-enactment during the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration.
From 2008-2012, Betsey represented the 2nd Ward on the Northfield City Council as a strong, informed, and pragmatic advocate for good land use and transportation planning in Northfield. Elected office was her most recent public service, but Betsey has put down deep roots in the community serving on the Charter Commission, Non-Motorized Transportation Task Force, Library Board, and Planning Commission.
Betsey has degrees from Swarthmore College, Syracuse University and the University of MN Law School; she was a Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellow and participated in the Blandin Community Leadership Program, but also just likes to learn new stuff. Betsey and her husband have one daughter and two large dogs. She has a range of hobbies including gardening on the ground and on the green roof in the picture above (before the plants were added), running, nordic skiing and skijoring, paper engineering and drinking coffee.