Enrique Velazquez confirmed as Minneapolis’ Regulatory Services director

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MINNEAPOLIS— The Minneapolis City Council confirmed Mayor Jacob Frey’s nominee, Enrique Velazquez, as the City’s new Director of Regulatory Services.

Velazquez has worked across the City of Minneapolis as the Manager of Special Projects & Business Support for Public Works, the Manager of Licenses & Customer Services for CPED and most recently as the Inspections Services Director for Regulatory Services.

With each role, Velazquez said he is struck by the commitment of City staff.

“I’m humbled by how amazingly talented City staff are,” said Velazquez. “I see people who deeply care about the communities they serve, who seek opportunities to continue growing in their careers and to work toward eliminating barriers in our ever-changing world.”

During Thursday’s City Council Meeting, Council Member Lisa Goodman said of appointing Director Velazquez, “Congratulations to Mr. Velazquez. We are very much looking forward to working with you and have very high hopes you will be able to be as successful as you have been in your previous roles in the City. Leaning into this very difficult role, we have confidence in you, and you can see that from the vote here today.”

Velazquez was confirmed for his role as Regulatory Services Director on Oct. 5.

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