While Mayor Betsy Hodges spends a lot of her time in the office at meetings with city staff, external partners and other leadership, she also gets the privilege to spend a lot of time in the community. I thought I’d share some snapshots from the past couple of weeks of what she’s been up to outside of City Hall.
On April 1, Mayor Hodges was at a “topping-off” celebration at the new Washburn Center for Children in North Minneapolis. She joined community leaders and volunteers as construction crews raised the final beam on the partially constructed building, sharing some brief remarks about how the Washburn Center for Children and North Minneapolis growth is providing hope and change for kids and families.
Later that day, Mayor Hodges joined Mayor Chris Coleman in Saint Paul at the Turf Club to celebrate the service of Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s more than 1,300 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members as part of a national day of recognition. More than 1,500 mayors from across the country took part in their own local recognitions. Mayors Coleman and Hodges were joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service in their day of recognition.
On April 10, she started her day off at Bethune Community School, where she read to a class of kindergartners.