Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2950
Fax: 507-328-2401

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


Meet the Community Development Team

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The Community Development team is committed to building community by nurturing relationships with residents, business owners, developers, and entrepreneurs to improve the physical, economic, environmental, and social health of Rochester.

We believe in: Partnership | Integrity | Performance | Efficiency | Creativity | Resiliency

Knudson, Kristi

Kristi Knudson
  • Departments:Community Development
  • Title:Sustainability Coordinator
  • Phone:(507) 328-2957
  • Email:

Kristi Knudson is a Sustainability Coordinator in the Community Development Department. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business with emphasis in Entrepreneurial Management and International Business as well as a master's degree in Ecological Economics.

Kristi's key duties for the City of Rochester include:

  • Identifying and prioritizing areas for sustainability initiatives in collaboration with the City, DMC, and the community;
  • Planning and developing long- and short-range sustainability programs surrounding key topics, such as air quality, waste collection, energy, transit, and green building;
  • Analysis and study of various sustainability options to inform decision-making process and planning of activities in City efforts;
  • Maintaining data for monitoring of key sustainability indicators;
  • Representing the City on commissions and councils on topics related to sustainability; and
  • Engaging with the community and networking with other organizations across the region, state, and nation.
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