From 2010-2017, Heather Worthington led Ramsey County’s economic and community investment service team. Worthington has many years of experience with city planning, previously serving as Edina’s assistant city manager (2000-2010) and as Falcon Heights’ city administrator (2000-2006).

David Frank, director of economic policy and development for the City of Minneapolis, believes in Heather, and knows she is the right fit for the position. He raved, “She is very knowledgeable, has great experience, and is super smart. She has calm and clarity, which is combined with super high energy in a way that’s kind of hard to explain.” For her part, Worthington is enthusiastically preparing to assume this new role. She is fascinated by community planning through local city government bodies, and is excited by “the city’s commitment to racial equity.”

Today is Worthington’s first official day in her new position. Once she is integrated into the organization, her priority will be to update Minneapolis’ comprehensive plan, Minneapolis 2040.