Mayor appoints government relations associate

Mayor Chris Coleman announced today that he has appointed Katie Knutson as his new Government Relations Associate. Knutson will join J.D. Burton on the city’s government relations team. Knutson currently serves as a lobbyist for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Previously, she lobbied for AARP and the Minnesota-based law firm Winthrop and Weinstine.

“Katie’s experience at the Capitol, alongside her history managing very complex and technical legislative issues, will be key assets for my administration,” Mayor Chris Coleman said. “As Saint Paul continues through its period of growth and vibrancy, our partnerships at the state level are more important than ever. I have every confidence Katie will represent Saint Paul well, and do good work for our communities.”

“I look forward to joining Mayor Coleman and his team as we build on the demonstrated success and growth of Saint Paul and continue to work towards meeting our current challenges,” Knutson said.

Knutson earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010. She will assume her duties as Government Relations Associate on Monday, January 13.