Director - Community Development Department, City of Apple Valley, MN
Apple Valley, MN
Bruce Nordquist is in his 8th year as Community Development Director for the City of Apple Valley, MN. With a public service career spanning 40 years in community development in the suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul area, a variety of experiences in commercial and industrial development and redevelopment and mixed use and housing development has occurred.
Lead planning work and multi-agency collaboration has recently added the ”Red Line” in the City, the first bus rapid transit service in the State of Minnesota. Work today includes attracting transit oriented development and development of the last 400 acres of available land for sustainable mixed business, health care and residential opportunity. As the City ages, proven programs in redevelopment of commercial areas and transformation of the housing stock strikes that fine balance of having both drivable suburban and walkable/bikeable suburban intensive places for a community of 50,000.
Nordquist has an MBA and AICP designation.