Colleen Feige serves as president of the League of Women Voters Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. She joined the league in 2012 when she retired from her career in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis. With a background in strategic planning and goal setting, she was drawn to make a difference in politics in a collaborative fashion.
Feige is interested in helping reach young voters and attended Edina High School’s (EHS) August Get Connected Day, registering EHS seniors who will be 18 by the next election. At another registration push two years ago, Feige and other league members registered 150 new voters in one hour at the spring event where EHS seniors pick up their caps and gowns for graduation.
Feige has been active in the community, serving on the Edina School Board from 2000–2008. After moving to Edina from Washington, D.C., she joined the PTO, served as president of the Edina Basketball Association and was appointed to the Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission. This year, she joined the Anti-Racism Collective, a nonprofit that works to dismantle systemic racism through community connection and policy change.
Feige’s volunteerism stems from her father’s mantras, “You need to participate,” and “Locally is where it starts and sometimes where it finishes.”
She was honored by the Edina Community Foundation as a parade grand marshal of the 2020 Edina Fourth of July Parade as the LWVE celebrated its centennial.
Contributed by the Edina Community Foundation; edinacommunityfoundation.org