Mayor Hodges nominates Craig Taylor to head Planning and Community Development

Craig Taylor has been nominated to head the Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development department.

Mayor Betsy Hodges made the nomination, which must now go through the City Council.

For the past 12 years, Taylor has been at the University of Minnesota, working as executive director of the Office for Business & Community Economic Development and the Business & Technology Center.

He started his career managing the skills training and employment program for the Minneapolis Urban League, then was the city’s Interim Director for the Office of Women & Minority Business Enterprise.

Said Hodges about the appointment:

“The qualifications Craig brings will advance our work not only on growing the city, but on growing the city inclusively and advancing equity. I have confidence his management skills, experience with strategic planning and history in the community will aide him in helping the city run well.”

Taylor’s résumé also includes other board positions:

  • Board of Directors of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
  • Vikings Stadium Authority-Implementation Committee
  • Foundation Vice President of the National Association of Minority Contractors
  • Minnesota Business League Board of Directors

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