Mayor's Office
THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

About the Mayor

Don Ness was elected mayor in 2007 from a field of 12 candidates. Four years later, Ness became the first mayor to run unopposed since Duluth was incorporated in 1887.

Mayor Ness takes a solution-minded approach to his job. His administration has adopted the motto "Own it. Solve it." and has developed an impressive record of accomplishment and problem solving. Duluth was recognized by Leaders in Public Policy as 2013 Local Government of the Year.

Twin Cities Business named Ness the "2013 Person of the Year." The 2014 National Citizen Survey showed that residents of Duluth gave Mayor Ness an 89% job approval rating. Ness has announced he will not seek another term as mayor and will leave office on January 4, 2016.

Don and his wife Laura have three children, Eleanor, James, and Owen. They live in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth.

Communications Office News Releases

07/21/2015Public Meeting to Discuss Improvements for Kenwood Ave and Arrowhead Road Intersection
07/21/2015Section of 4th Ave West to Temporarily Close for Repairs
07/20/2015Woodland Ave and Kent Road Intersection to Close July 21 from 5-6 AM
07/19/2015 Minnesota Slip Bridge in Canal Park Out of Service (bridge in up position)
07/17/2015Duluth Wins Voice of the People Award for Transformation Efforts
07/15/2015Water Valve Repair to Disrupt Service in Hillside Neighborhood

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Don Ness
Mayor
City Hall, Room 403
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-730-5230, Fax: (218) 730-5904

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