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City of Rochester Celebrates First Day of the Legislative Session with a Dedicated Presence at the State Capitol
The City of Rochester is thrilled to have a dedicated presence at the Minnesota State Capitol as session starts today. Heather Corcoran, a Rochester native, began as the City’s first ever Policy Analyst in early January 2020. She will be working in both Rochester and at the Minnesota State Capitol, helping to advance the City’s priorities by serving as a liaison to the State of Minnesota, the Federal Government, and other governmental agencies.
Mayor Kim Norton shares, “The start of session is always an exciting time. The City Council and I are especially excited about a consistent, year-around and non-partisan legislative presence to support our local efforts. We have important legislative priorities, especially local projects including the airport runway safety improvements, which will benefit from having Heather’s presence at the Capitol and the leadership of our local delegation.”
As the Legislative Policy Analyst, Corcoran will support all aspects of legislative affairs for the city, including analysis of legislative proposals and recently enacted legislation affecting the delivery of local services by departments of the City of Rochester; development of policy positions and legislative language in support of the city's priorities; and stakeholder outreach.
“As we kick off the start of session today, I’m eager and committed to providing excellent and effective advocacy for Rochester. I look forward to working with our local delegation, and the rest of the state legislature, state agencies, and other stakeholders in the coming weeks as we quickly get into gear.” shared Heather Corcoran.
The City of Rochester has four bonding priority items. These include runway safety improvement at the Rochester International Airport and three parks projects. The full packet of information about those projects can be found here.