Economic Development Authority

“The South St. Paul Economic Development Authority (EDA) is comprised of the seven-member City Council, acting as commissioners of the EDA in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, and an executive director. The EDA was established by Council Resolution 2015-27 in March of 2015, and the EDA plays a lead role in establishing and implementing policies related to business retention, expansion, and attraction as well as new development and redevelopment within the City of South St. Paul.”


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of each month
  • City Council Chambers
    125 3rd Avenue N
    South St. Paul, MN 55075


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • City Hall Training Room

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Officers of the EDA are elected annually, at the annual meeting each January.

  • President / Treasurer James Francis
  • Vice-President Lori Hansen
  • Bill Flatley
  • Joe Forester
  • Todd Podgorski
  • Marilyn Rothecker
  • Tom Seaberg
  • Assistant Treasurer Michelle Pietrick (City Finance Director)
  • Executive Director / Secretary Ryan Garcia