Heather Worthington named director of Long Range Planning
Heather Worthington was appointed as the City’s director of Long Range Planning for Community Planning and Economic Development in September. Previously she served as Ramsey County’s first deputy county manager, where she led the Economic Growth and Community Investment service team. She was the overall project manager for the cleanup and redevelopment of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, the state’s largest Superfund site, which received its certificate of completion from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in local government organizations, including city administrator of Falcon Heights and assistant city manager of Edina, Worthington is committed to seeking authentic community engagement and leading racial equity efforts to strengthen communities that have experienced disparities and disinvestment. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University, a B.A. in history/historic preservation from Michigan State University, and a certificate in the state and local executives program at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. She lives in Saint Paul with her partner Chris and their feline friends, and she enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking for friends, wood turning and welding.
Published Oct 3, 2017