ST. PAUL — Minnesota Division of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher on Friday, Jan. 7, introduced that she would step down from the publish within the coming weeks to take a job with the town of Minneapolis.

Anderson Kelliher has served as commissioner since 2019 when the Walz Administration took workplace and he or she oversaw the planning, funding and building of transportation initiatives across the state. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Friday stated he would nominate Anderson Kelliher to function the town’s director of public works.

In a information launch, Anderson Kelliher pointed to initiatives on Freeway 14 in southern Minnesota and freeway 35W as among the most important she labored on throughout her tenure with the division. And he or she touted the division’s efforts to heart local weather impacts and sustainability in its decision-making course of transferring ahead.

“It’s been my honor to work with the devoted public servants at MnDOT, and I’m assured that Minnesotans will proceed to be served properly by this world-class company,” she stated.

Gov. Tim Walz thanked Anderson Kelliher for her service and stated she was a unprecedented public servant. Walz stated he would lay out a transition course of for a brand new commissioner after Anderson Kelliher departed for her new place.

“Each day, Commissioner Anderson Kelliher has labored tirelessly towards these targets,” he stated. “I’m assured that she is going to proceed to serve Minnesotans properly in her new position with the Metropolis of Minneapolis, and I thank her for her dedication to our state.”

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