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Rochester City Council pleased with progress on new Mayo Civic Center leadership

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Rochester City Council continues to move forward with its new plan for the Mayo Civic Center. Last year, the council determined that more could be done with the center to boost revenue.

On Monday, the council met for a second check-in on how progress is going and what the proper steps will be to determine the new third party operator.

Led by City Administrator Steve Rymer, the group discussed the contract and metrics for the new group. While also proposing a maximum investment level from the city at $3.8 Million annually.

Rochester City Council members

City leaders say they’re pleased with the updates and hope to stay on track to fill the leadership role needed at the Civic Center.

“We would certainly hope to see positive metrics by having the center professionally run. Not that the previous people that ran the facility were necessarily doing a bad job, but we just think we could do better in terms of competing in the environment with other convention centers around the state of Minnesota, Midwest or even nationally,” said Rochester City Council President, Randy Staver.

The next date to look out for is May 20th, when the council is expected to review and appoint new Board of Directors. The full transition is still expected to be completed by mid-September.

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