Frey nominates state ethics officer for Minneapolis city attorney

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has nominated another state employee to a prominent city role.

Tuesday, the mayor nominated Kristyn Anderson to become the city attorney.

Anderson is currently general counsel, enterprise employment law counsel and state ethics officer at the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget. Prior to starting those roles in 2014, she spent nearly 14 years as an assistant attorney general in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office’s Civil Litigation Division.

“Kristyn Anderson has fought for the public good and effectively served the people of Minnesota throughout her exceptional legal career,” Frey said. “Her decades of experience with government law have earned her the reputation as a brilliant legal mind. Her commitment to justice and love for Minneapolis makes her the right person to be our City Attorney.”

“I am passionate about public service and have dedicated my many years of legal practice to fostering good government,” Anderson said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working alongside Mayor Frey and the City Council and am honored and grateful for this opportunity to serve my city.”

Frey’s nomination of Anderson will formally be submitted to the full Minneapolis City Council on Aug. 18.

The mayor previously chose Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher as his Public Works director.