City of Lakeville names new community development director

Tina Goodroad

Tina Goodroad, a 24-year veteran and current city administrator and development director of Dayton, Minnesota, has joined the City of Lakeville, Minnesota, as community development director. She fills the role opened by the retirement of 20-year City of Lakeville veteran Dave Olson.

Lakeville is a suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Goodroad’s industry knowledge and success in urban development is proven by her years in both the private and public sector, including the areas of city planning and zoning, comprehensive planning development, budget and long-term capital improvement planning, as well as economic development planning and administration of land use development.

In her new role, Goodroad will lead a variety of business and economic development projects. She will proactively encourage economic development with existing and potential business; implementing strategic initiatives to attract new business developments; as well as design new programs to encourage the location of new businesses and expansion of businesses within the city.

Goodroad is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association as well as the APA Women & Planning Division. She is also a Sensible Land Use Coalition Board Member.