Mayor R.T. Rybak has nominated Steven Bosacker, the city's director of results management, for the city coordinator post, a key position in Rybak's administration.
If approved by the City Council, Bosacker would replace John Moir, a City Hall veteran.
The city coordinator is the city's chief administrator charged with overseeing the city's financial operations and interests in local, state and federal activities, among other things.
The city coordinator also supervises the heads of several key departments, including communications, finance, human resources, information and technology services, intergovernmental relations and regulatory services.
As director of results management, Bosacker has worked on creating the new Minneapolis “One Stop,” a new resource designed to streamline the city's regulatory processes, and Minneapolis “One Call,” the new 311 info line.
He has been in his current role for 14 months. Before joining the city, he worked in Hamburg, Germany, for 16 months as an international business consultant, as chief of staff for former Gov. Jesse Ventura and U.S. Rep. Tim Penny and executive director of the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents.
Rybak called Bosacker a “gifted architect of government.”
“[Bosacker] sees the details and the big picture at the same time, which is a very rare skill,” the mayor said.
Bosacker, a North Loop resident, said he plans to spend the next few weeks talking with the new City Council and mayor's office about the city coordinator role. As for his current job, he said it's been a good place to learn the inner workings of city government.
“It's been a good spot to become very acquainted with the city's systems,” he said.
Rybak's nomination will go before the City Council's Executive Committee in January and then the full Council for final approval.