Minneapolis city coordinator to resign in August, Frey to nominate interim coordinator

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is expected to nominate an interim city coordinator as the current city coordinator announces his resignation.

Monday, Heather Johnston is expected to be nominated as interim coordinator and take over after current coordinator Mark Ruff’s departure in August.

Johnston previously served in the city’s finance department before filling the role of interim city manager for Chanhassen. She also serves as a board member of the Twin Cities Urban League and National Civic League.

"It is an honor to step into the role of interim city coordinator at such a pivotal and hopeful time for our city,” Johnston said in a statement.

Ruff previously served as the city’s chief financial officer before becoming the city coordinator, a role in which he "provided stability amid the most turbulent moments," Frey said.

"Minneapolis is a better place and city hall is better positioned because he was here to help navigate the challenges we’ve faced," Frey said.

Frey is expected to announce Johnston’s nomination before the city’s executive committee on Monday.