Mayor Betsy Hodges appoints new policy aides


Mayor Betsy Hodges has hired three new senior policy aides in the Mayor’s Office to focus on public safety and civil rights, youth and early childhood, and Somali community and labor. Joining her team are Nichole Archbold, Dianne Haulcy and Abidrahman Muse.


Nichole Archbold, who joins the team from the Minneapolis Police Department, will focus on public safety and civil rights. Dianne Haulcy, who is the chief operating officer of The Family Partnership, will serve as the senior policy aide on youth and early childhood. And Abidrahman Muse comes to the mayor’s office from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota and will use his experience as an organizer to advise the mayor on Somali community and labor issues. He will also focus on issues relating to neighborhoods and housing, immigration and economic justice.


The new policy aides will join other senior staff, John Stiles, chief of staff, Ben Hecker, deputy chief of staff, Peter Wagenius, policy director, Kate Brickman, communications director and office associates, Tou Tou Khamsot and Grace Goodrich.


We will provide more information as other appointed positions are filled by Mayor Hodges.  You will find contact information for the mayor’s staff at





Published Feb 5, 2014