Vacancy on Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment

As resumes go, mine’s on the long side:

Realtor. Former corporate attorney. Former CPA. Entrepreneur. Writer/blogger. Investor. Political candidate. Law school and economics background.

You get the idea.

But it turns out there’s a hole in my resume — at least at far as the Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment (“ZBOA”) is concerned.

When I applied for the current vacancy, the panel doing the interviewing told me that the ideal candidate is . . . an architect (the ZBOA already has a Realtor, and they want more balance).

The panel hasn’t made a formal recommendation yet — but I’m not holding my breath . . .

P.S.: the ZBOA’s main function is to review requests for variances from Minneapolis homeowners, developers, etc. As such, it provides a great window into what’s happening in various Minneapolis neighborhoods — and a chance to influence same.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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