Double-duty as Coleman makes library director St. Paul’s temp planning chief

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman again goes to his bench, as he names city Library Director Kit Hadley to be acting director of Planning and Economic Development.

She’ll stay head of libraries, a job she’s had since 2009, while leading PED on an interim basis, until Coleman finds a permanent replacement for departing PED Director Cecile Bedor, who is leaving the city to be executive vice president at Greater MSP, the regional development agency.

Coleman is big on the double-duty for his execs: last month City Attorney Sara Grewing filled in as Deputy Mayor for a few weeks, until Kristin Beckman was hired to replace Paul Williams, who was deputy mayor until he left to become executive director at Project for Pride in Living.

Said Coleman about Hadley’s temp extra job:

“Kit has consistently shown her skill as a leader and manager in Saint Paul. With her background in housing and extensive experience in the city, I am pleased to announce she has agreed to serve as Interim PED Director as we seek a permanent replacement.”

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