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Heidi Zimmer-Meyer

President, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation

heidi-zimmer-meyer-2Years in current role: 18

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

The communities that bring opportunities to everyone and many voices to the table will do better economically.

What’s been your biggest success?

Bringing RDDC to the community table in terms of economic development and creating inclusive on ramps to real participation in our growing prosperity as a region.

Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?

Karen Noble Hanson, Bruce Russell and Bob Lee.

What are your hopes for the Rochester community this year?

That we lean into activating a real and true inclusive recovery strategy.

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

Family, cooking, murder mysteries and movies.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at rbj.net.

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