Downtown is nearing 30,000 residents and Deborah Hopp is one of its leaders.
Hopp, publisher of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, has been elected chair of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, succeeding Russ Nelson, president of the commercial real estate firm, Nelson, Tietz & Hoye.
She is the second woman elected chair in the council's history; the group turns 50 later this year. The private, nonprofit corporation promotes Downtown business growth and development.