Director of Public Works
City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Steven Kotke is the Director of Public Works and City Engineer for the City of Minneapolis. He oversees a department of 1,100 employees and an annual operating budget of three hundred million dollars. His department is responsible for the city’s transportation infrastructure and operations, storm water systems, sanitary sewer collection system, water treatment and distribution system, solid waste and recycling collections, city facilities and the city’s fleet operations.
Kotke has worked for the City for 20 years with the past ten years in an executive leadership role within Public Works. Prior to working for the City, Kotke spent seven years in the private sector working as a consulting engineer.
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a registered professional engineer with the State of Minnesota.