Former Minneapolis City Coordinator Bosacker takes job in D.C.

Steven Bosacker, who was Minneapolis City Coordinator, and has held other high-profile policy jobs in Minnesota, is the new Director of Public Sector Innovation for Living Cities, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Bosacker left the Minneapolis job in 2012 after six years as Coordinator. He said he wanted to travel the world.

He’d also previously been chief of staff to Gov. Jesse Ventura and executive director of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Living Cities says it works with 22 foundations and financial institutions “to build a new type of urban practice to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people.”

In the Twin Cities, the group has worked on development along the Green Line light rail corridor.

Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht said of Bosacker:

“Throughout his career, Steven has distinguished himself as a visionary and strategist and also as an effective manager of complex organizations and initiatives. His diverse mix of experiences and deep commitment to supporting public sector leaders to better operate, collaborate and deliver results for their constituents will add tremendous value to our work.”

And Bosacker said of his new job:

“Joining Living Cities allows me to bring years of on-the-ground experience back to a national stage. Living Cities is doing leading edge work in how data-driven, results-focused partnerships can contribute to better solving complex public problems; it’s my kind of work.”

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