The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Ania McDonnell as the newest member of its legislative team.

As a policy analyst, Ania McDonnell provides city clients modeling on property tax and Local Government Aid. She also conducts research and analysis of legislative policies that impact clients.

Prior to joining Flaherty & Hood, Ania worked for the Environment and Energy department at Hennepin County in policy communications. In this role, she articulated policies to businesses and wrote policy analysis on the requirements related to county ordinances. Ania has also worked for the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and for Metro Cities, an association which lobbies on local government issues such as transportation, housing, wastewater, and taxes.

Ania is a candidate for a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, specializing in gender policy and urban and regional planning. While studying at the Humphrey School, she researched gender and transportation issues, presenting research on gender and connected autonomous vehicles at an international conference in 2019. Ania earned her bachelors degree from Hamline University.