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Patrick Seeb takes Rochester job after 20 years at helm of the St. Paul Riverfront Corp.

Patrick Seeb

Patrick Seeb is stepping down as executive director of the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation after more than 20 years as its chief executive.

He’s leaving to become Director of Economic Development and Placemaking for the Destination Medical Center project in Rochester.

As head of the nonprofit economic development organization in St. Paul, Seeb oversaw efforts that are credited with helping bring $4 billion in investment to the city.

Officials say some of the projects fostered in his tenure include:

  • Helping shape the Saint Paul Design Center
  • SPRC’s long-term partnership with the City of St. Paul
  • Central Corridor Design Center to guide development along the Green Line light-rail transit corridor
  • Revitalization projects along the Mississippi including the Wabasha Street Bridge, Harriet Island, Raspberry Island, the Upper and Lower Landings, and Landmark Plaza.

Seeb, who had been an aide to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman in the mid-1990s, has nursing degrees and headed medical organizations in the past.

His medical and development experience should be a good fit for the Rochester job, where Destination Medical Center has a long-term goal to keep the city in the national forefront of medical care.

Seeb said in a statement: 

“It has been an honor to be a part of this transformational organization whose mission I have championed for the past 20 years. I am proud of all that the board, staff, stakeholders and community members have accomplished together, and remain a friend and advocate for the city of Saint Paul and greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region.”

And Mayor Chris Coleman said:

“St. Paul is truly a better place thanks to Patrick’s leadership. Patrick and the Riverfront Corporation have been instrumental in the revitalization of St. Paul.”

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