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Katherine G. Hadley

Kit_HadleyKit Hadley was appointed the Director of the Saint Paul Public Library in August 2009. Previously, she served as the Director of the Minneapolis Public Library from March 2003 through 2007 where she led an initiative to secure approval for a merger with the Hennepin County Library. She participated in a successful $16.5 million capital campaign; implemented a $165 million capital improvement program, including completion of the new Central Library; strengthened community outreach and literacy initiatives; and redesigned and improved service to customers.

She has also served as the Executive Director of Heading Home Minnesota, where she led a collaborative to support the success of state, county and regional plans to end homelessness. From 1994 to 2002, she was the Commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, appointed by Governors Carlson and Ventura.  

She chairs the board of Youthprise and serves on the boards of the Minneapolis Foundation, Hearth Connection, St. Paul Youth Services, and the Legal Services Advisory Committee.