PAUL – Mayor Coleman
announced today that he has appointed Erin Dady as his new Chief of Staff. Dady
succeeds Sara Grewing, who is now the Saint Paul City Attorney. Dady, who
previously served as the city’s Director of Marketing, will assume her duties
as Chief of Staff immediately.
consistently proven herself to be an innovative leader with strong managerial
skills. I am proud to appoint her as my new Chief of Staff. There is no doubt
in my mind she is the right person for this job and am confident she will take
the work being done in Saint Paul to the next level,” Mayor Chris Coleman said.
Dady will bring an extensive background in
government and politics to her position, including policy work and advocacy.
Erin grew up in Saint Paul’s Highland
Park neighborhood, graduating from Visitation
High School before attending Northwestern University
in Evanston, IL. She has worked as a field organizer for
Senator Paul Wellstone, aide to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, and legislative
aide and later Political Director for Congresswoman Betty McCollum.
After working on Mayor Chris Coleman’s successful
bid for mayor, Erin joined Coleman’s staff in
2006. As Director of Marketing, Erin was
influential in bringing key events to the City, including the “A Prairie Home
Companion” movie premiere, Red Bull Flugtag and the 2008 Republican National
In addition to her work for the City, she serves
on a number of community boards of directors and committees, including Women
Winning: The Minnesota Women’s Campaign Fund, Landmark Center
and Jeremiah Program.