Robin Hutcheson is the Director of Public Works for Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is responsible for all aspects of the public right of way, including public utility and transportation business lines. Robin mobilizes multiple teams to leverage investments in infrastructure for broader City goals, including resiliency, mobility, and economic vitality. She is focused on transformative transportation infrastructure and systems with emphasis on equity, safety and preparing for change. Robin also is responsible for delivering basic services such as snow plowing, recycling, and drinking water, to a growing city with a great quality of life.
Previously, she served as the Director of Transportation for Salt Lake City, earning a reputation as a practical innovator who gets things done. During her tenure, the City constructed its first streetcar, vastly expanded the complete streets program, and improved safety for everyone traveling. In her role, she was an advocate for great public infrastructure, and a successful collaborator to bring Salt Lake City’s resources together.
Prior to that appointment, she was a transportation planning consultant for 15 years, focusing on transit, complete streets, and livable communities. Robin also has an international perspective on transportation planning, having worked in the transportation industry in Germany and France, and has completed projects for the European Union Commission on Sustainability.