Len Levine has participated in many organizations that deal with government issues such as The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), ITS America, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association (NGA), American Public Transit Association (APTA) and more.
In 1970, Len Levine was elected to the St. Paul City Council, a city-wide, at-large position (the youngest person ever elected) and was reelected six more times (three times unopposed), serving until he was appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet.
During his seven terms on the City Council, in which he was the Council’s Vice President, he was chairman of the City Development and Transportation Committee. In the at-large elections (city population at the time of 270,000) he was one of the city’s biggest vote-getters.
Len Levine was President of the St. Paul Water Utility for twelve years (an independent utility commission overseeing the operation of the St. Paul area’s water system), Commissioner of The St. Paul Department of Public Utilities (department head), City of St. Paul Commissioner of Libraries, (department head) and a member of the St. Paul Port Authority. He is the only person in Minnesota history to have served simultaneously on two metropolitan commissions, the Metropolitan Transit Commission (nine years-Chairman) and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (nine years-Vice Chairman).
Len Levine has been active in a wide range of civic and community affairs, such as Chairman of the American Cancer Society–Statewide Crusade; state board member of the American Lung Association; board member of Sholom Community Alliance (nursing homes and assisted living facilities); vice president of N.O.I.S.E. (National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment); president of the University of Minnesota “M” Club (varsity letter winners club); and board member in Minnesota of the American Israel Chamber of Commerce.