Mayor Rybak to Nominate Gregory Stubbs as Minneapolis Regulatory Services Director
Floridian brings long experience in compliance, planning and economic development in local government
October 12, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today announced his intention to nominate Gregory Stubbs as the next director of the Department of Regulatory Services.
Stubbs brings long experience in managing compliance, planning, development and sustainability for local governments. Most recently, he served as director of Growth and Resource Management for Volusia County, Florida (population 495,000), where he was responsible for a budget of $34 million and 180 full-time positions. In that role, he managed permitting, licensing, planning and economic development.
Stubbs has also served as director of planning and/or development for the City of Deltona, Florida; the City of Baytown, Texas; Sumter County, Florida; and Lake County, Florida. He has also worked in the private sector as a consultant and a business developer. He holds a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and is certified by the American institute of Certified Planners.
Mayor Rybak said, “Greg Stubbs will bring a unique set of skills and experience to the City of Minneapolis, including a fresh perspective on how the interplay of regulation, planning and development can promote health, sustainability and economic vitality.”
Mr. Stubbs said, “I first visited Minneapolis in 2009 and fell in love with it then: it was refreshing to see how well the City is managed and that Minneapolis has embraced the goal of planning for a more sustainable future. I feel honored to be nominated by Mayor Rybak and to eventually have the opportunity to serve the public and continue my career in such a progressive city.”
The committee that screened candidates for Regulatory Services director and recommended Mr. Stubbs was composed of: Mayor Rybak; Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, chair of the Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee; Council Member Don Samuels, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Health Committee; City Coordinator Steven Bosacker; Cathy Polasky, director of Economic Policy and Development in the Department of Planning and Economic Development; Laura Spartz, president of the Minneapolis Board of Business Agents and labor counsel to the Minneapolis City Supervisors Association and the Minneapolis Foremen’s Association; Jim Smart, president of Smart Associates, a retail-, restaurant- and hospitality-design firm; and Todd Klingel, president and chief executive officer of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Rybak will nominate Stubbs at the October 26 meeting of the Executive Committee.
Published Oct. 12, 2011