Mim McConnell began working in housing as an advocate for more affordable housing through her role as Executive Director of the Sitka Community Land Trust. She has been a real estate agent since 2017. She is a boat broker/owner for Welcome Aboard, LLC. She served as a City and Borough of Sitka Assembly member for three years and four years as the Mayor of Sitka. She holds a degree from Bradford College and in her spare time enjoys boating and hiking and spending time with the three generations of her family who live in Sitka.