Congratulations Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, new deputy city coordinator

Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde has been named the new deputy city coordinator. She will officially begin her new role at the City Sept. 8.

Rivera-Vandermyde brings more than 17 years of executive experience in both the public and private sectors to the City Coordinator’s Office. She currently serves as director of the City’s Regulatory Services Department. Before that, she was founding partner and president of Indigo Enterprises, a Minnesota-based consulting firm that specialized in judicial and regulatory compliance, as well as in environmental codes and statutes.

For nearly 10 years, Rivera-Vandermyde worked in various roles with the government of Puerto Rico to comply with federal-court orders to improve and reform correctional operations, including the delivery of health care, as part of resolving one of the longest-standing class-action lawsuits in the United States. During that period, she served as deputy commissioner for the Puerto Rican correctional system and for five years served as CEO and board president of the private, nonprofit that was created by court agreement to transition correctional health care away from the government of Puerto Rico because of chronic incompliance.

Rivera-Vandermyde, who has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a juris doctorate from New York University, has also worked as an attorney in private practice in Boston. She has lived in Minnesota since 2006, and is a member of the National Housing Conference, the Urban Land Institute and the International City/County Management Association, among other organizations.

As deputy city coordinator, Rivera-Vandermyde will help ensure major Citywide projects serve and reflect the business needs of all City departments. She will work on issues of equity both within the City and throughout Minneapolis, including work on the Promise Zone and the newly formed Bloomberg Innovation team. She will also oversee strategic management efforts such as Results Minneapolis and continuous improvement.

Interim director of Regulatory Services

The City Council Executive Committee approved Noah Schuchman as interim director of Regulatory Services. Rivera-Vandermyde will begin transition efforts with Schuchman immediately in preparation for their respective new roles.

Published Aug 12, 2015

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