Connie Buesgens currently serves on the Community Engagement Committee and Clean-
Up Committee for HeightsNEXT. She is very active on both committees, creating social

and educational events that bring people in our community together in new and exciting
ways. She works diligently with others to keep our streets and parks clean. She has a
M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and Bachelors in Social Sciences and Education. She is
currently a City Council Member for Columbia Heights. She is passionate about creating a
sustainable city for our residents. Her particular focus is on resilience – creating a strong
web of connections among our residents through a variety of events, education, and
activities.