Steven Bosacker joined Living Cities in February 2015 as the Director of Public Sector Innovation. Steven most recently served as the City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis where he championed accountability and transparency in services across municipal government. He was instrumental in advancing public-private cooperation including the development of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District and oversaw the implementation of Minneapolis 311. Steven also created Results Minneapolis, a comprehensive management system that drove and tracked progress on the City’s long-term goals.
Steven began his public service career in the office of U.S. Congressman Tim Penny as a legislative assistant. Eventually rising to the position of Chief of Staff, Steven also served as a senior political and policy advisor for the congressman. After leaving Rep. Penny, Steven spent four years as the Executive Director and Corporate Secretary for the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. In this position he supported the Board of Regents in all matters pertaining to the effective governance of the University of Minnesota including leading a presidential transition for the university in 1998. He left the U of M to lead Governor Jesse Ventura’s transition team and ultimately served as Chief of Staff for the governor where he authored and managed The Big Plan, a comprehensive strategic agenda for the State. Steven then spent nearly two years as a private consultant, facilitating and incubating new international business connections between the Baltic Sea region of Europe and the Midwestern United States. Steven is just back from a one-year personal journey around the world that took him to 23 countries and included business visits to India’s Prime Minister Office to discuss accountability systems in government and a similar discussion with the newly-elected Governor of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state of Germany.