Mayor Hodges Appoints Erica Prosser to Metropolitan Airports Commission
Mayor’s appointment brings longtime professional, personal experience with airport, MAC issues
February 18, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges today announced that she has appointed Erica Prosser to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Prosser worked for former Mayor R.T. Rybak for more than a decade, including for the past six years as the mayor’s policy aide for airport issues and liaison to the MAC.
“Erica Prosser brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this commission,” said Mayor Hodges. “She is a familiar face at the airport, with a reputation as a strong advocate for the City of Minneapolis and for our environment. I know she will continue building the strong relationships that she has maintained over the years to ensure MSP continues to be an asset to Minneapolis and to the region.”
Under State law, the mayors of Minneapolis and Saint Paul may directly appoint someone to represent them on the 15-member MAC, while the governor appoints the remainder. Mayor Hodges’ appointment of Erica Prosser is not subject to City Council confirmation.
Prosser’s appointment builds upon her family’s long connection to MSP airport. Prosser’s father was city manager of Richfield in the late 1980s and 1990s when the MAC and the Metropolitan Council were undergoing the dual-tracking process and investigating alternate locations for the airport.
“I am so grateful to Mayor Hodges for this opportunity,” Prosser said. “The MAC will soon be facing a number of critical decisions relating to labor, sustainability and capacity, all of which will have an impact on the residents of South Minneapolis and our city’s economy. Just as my father advocated for his city, I am ready advocate for Minneapolis.”
Prosser is currently serving as a policy advisor to Mayor Hodges and will start later this month doing project innovation for the Minneapolis Fire Department and Department of Regulatory Services. She and her husband live in Minneapolis with their two children.
Prosser will attend her first MAC meeting today.
Published Feb 18, 2014