Rochester MN (KROC AM News) - Two longtime members of the Rochester Downtown Alliance board of directors have departed and six newcomers are being welcomed to the organization.

Mark Steege and Steve Courts served on the board for 7 years. Steege works with Titan Development and Courts is executive director of the Rochester Area Family Y.

Among the new members are Jay Hesley who is chief of staff at UMR and Mark Currie, co-owner of Creative Cuisine.

The RDA was formed in 2005 to promote downtown businesses and other entities and oversees the popular Thursdays on First and Third event that runs during the summer season.


Here is a complete list of the new RDA directors:

Mark Currie, Co-Owner of Creative Cuisine

Jay Hesley, Chief of Staff - University of Minnesota Rochester

Jamie Radke, Controller, Titan Development

Patrick Seeb, Director Economic Development and Placemaking DMC/EDA

Jody Steffl, Vice President Private Banking, Bremer Wealth Management

Brad Smith, Rochester Public Relations & Member Services Manager - People's Food Coop

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