Steve Cramer

President/CEO
Minneapolis Downtown Council

Minneapolis pol turned public-minded inside player, Steve Cramer seems destined for a long run at the influential council, which may not run downtown, but certainly pays the freight. The downtown apartment boom and countless new stadia are gifts that uniquely benefit downtown and the council, which largely represents the business community’s interests (and funds the Downtown Improvement District), will reap the benefits of all the dynamism they create. Yet Cramer will see his mettle tested on the ambitious reinvention of Nicollet Mall and the unending quest to add vitality to downtown’s skyway-riddled streetscape.