Steve Poor, North STAR Super STAR

Of the 157 winners, one Super STAR was named the best of the year from each STAR Awards category. North STARs are awarded to outstanding leaders.

Here is the 2017 North STAR Super STAR:


Steve Poor, director
Development Services, Community Planning and Economic Development

Steve Poor was nominated for his outstanding leadership of CPED’s Development Services Division. As interim director of the brand new Development Services Division during the early stages of this transition, Poor was instrumental in establishing the division’s presence and ensuring a smooth transition for CPED’s customers and staff. Poor was appointed to serve as Development Services director permanently in 2015. For the past two years, Poor has led the staff responsible for ensuring more than $1 billion of permitted construction is not only vibrantly designed but also safely built in line with City and department goals. Most recently, Poor has overseen Development Services Division efforts to protect historic districts and landmarks emblematic of Minneapolis’ racial and religious diversity, helping to eliminate disparities in our heritage preservation program and better engage all segments of Minneapolis’ populace. That’s no surprise coming from a lifelong resident of the city who has a story about almost any Minneapolis building that you can name.

Steve Poor was nominated by Senior City Planner John Smoley.






Published May 12, 2017



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