Governor Walz opens nomination process to select new Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner
ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz announced a nomination process to select a new commissioner to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
“Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher’s efforts to improve and expand our state’s extensive transportation system positions the Minnesota Department of Transportation in a strong position for the future,” Governor Walz said. “I am grateful to the dedicated public servants who will come forward and apply to lead this important agency. »
“The Minnesota Department of Transportation is leading the way in providing a wide variety of safe, accessible and sustainable transportation options to countless Minnesotans every day,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “We will be looking for a leader who embodies MnDOT’s commitment to building a world-class transportation system with options for every Minnesotan.”
Commissioner Anderson Kelliher was appointed by Governor Walz in December 2018. Her last day as Commissioner is March 1, 2022. Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer Nancy Daubenberger will serve as temporary Commissioner until the Governor appoints a new commissioner.
MnDOT is Minnesota’s primary state agency that plans, builds, operates, and maintains a safe, accessible, efficient, and reliable multimodal transportation system to connect Minnesotans to destinations and markets in the state, region, and of the whole world. The MnDOT makes special efforts to consider the social, economic and environmental effects of its decisions and aggressively promotes the efficient use of energy resources for transportation purposes. It also maintains close working relationships with the many individuals, groups and public and private associations involved in transportation.
A person wishing to apply should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Nomination materials are due by February 24, 2022 and should be addressed to Governor Tim Walz. Applicants may contact [email protected] or (651) 201-3400 with questions about the application process or to request reasonable accommodations.