Joe Spartz, president of the Greater Saint Paul Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), became involved with The Concord Coalition in 2017 when he helped organize an educational program on the national debt for the business community.
As a result, The Concord Coalition’s Minnesota Advisory Council was formed. This group of volunteers continues to educate the public through meetings and with “Principles and Priorities,” Concord’s interactive federal budget exercise.
BOMA is a membership organization that primarily serves commercial real estate buildings and service-related providers in the Saint Paul metro region. Spartz is responsible for issue advocacy and government affairs, strategic direction, membership development and relations, economic development and overall management of the association. Spartz is also a recently published author of a children’s book called Harry the Scary Pumpkin. It tells a story about a small pumpkin who faces challenges in his quest to become a jack-o’-lantern. The story encourages children to not lose sight of their goals and to have faith in their ability to overcome obstacles. Spartz graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in political science.