Patrick Keane has been a member of the Rochester community for almost 38 years. Originally from the Chicago area, he moved to Minnesota to earn a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, and a Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in the Management of Technology. He then went on to have a successful career at IBM. Patrick and his wife, Lori, have lived in their Meadow Park home since 1985, and are the proud parents of three adult children, and four grandsons.  All of their children attended Rochester Public Schools, and as a family they took full advantage of the many sporting, scouting, social and educational opportunities offered throughout Rochester.  Patrick and Lori can be found today at community events, walking their dogs on the park trail system or working as para-professionals at Bamber Valley School. Patrick also does contract work for Mayo Clinic and is excited to represent Ward 1 on the Rochester City Council. 

Community Experience

Patrick has been engaged in the Rochester community for many years. He is currently on the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals, the Olmsted County Community Services Advisory Board, and the Rochester Public Library Foundation Board.  Patrick is an active member of Rochester’s Morning Pride Lions Club. Formally, he was a Board Member and Chairman of the Rochester Area Family YMCA, active with C4 (a local Arts support organization) and the Finance Committee Chair and a Parish Trustee for Resurrection Catholic Church. Additionally, Patrick was a classroom volunteer with National Engineering Week and Junior Achievement as well as a volunteer coach for youth basketball, soccer, and baseball.

Patrick enjoys volunteering his time in Rochester and learning about the complexity of city government issues. He understands that there are multiple points of view that must be considered when making a decision, and he is dedicated to bringing that thirst for knowledge to the Rochester City Council.