David Frank

Interim Director

Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)




When CPED director D. Craig Taylor announced plans to depart in late June, Mayor Betsy Hodges promptly nominated David Frank to step in as interim director. Frank has deep development experience and is passionate about the city. He came to the public sector from Minneapolis-based developer Schafer Richardson in 2011 with a focus on transit-oriented development. In 2015 Frank was appointed as the agency’s director of economic policy and development. As TCB went to press, the outcome of the Minneapolis mayor’s election was not known, but Frank stands a strong chance of continuing to lead the agency, no matter who’s elected.