Jamie Verbrugge

CIty Manager, City of Bloomington, Minnesota

Jamie Verbrugge

Jamie Verbrugge is the immediate past president of the Bloomington (MN) Noon Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 2013. In his professional capacity, Jamie is the city manager for the City of Bloomington MN (pop. 90,000). As chief administrative officer, the city manager oversees a staff of more than 650 employees and a total budget of nearly $200 million.

The City of Bloomington has a large and vibrant business community and is a hub for hospitality in the Twin Cities Region. Bloomington is home to Mall of America, one of the most visited attractions in the United States, and has more than 9,000 hotel rooms across the city. Bloomington is also the corporate headquarters for companies such as Dairy Queen International, Donaldson Company, HealthPartners, Holiday Stationstores, Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America Inc., SkyWater Technology, Thermo King, and Toro; as well as the North American headquarters of Germany-based SICK Sensors. Other major companies include Nath Companies, Onto Innovation, Polar Semiconductor, Quality Bike Products, and Seagate.

Verbrugge’s current and past community and board leadership also includes:
• American Red Cross-Minnesota Region – past board member
• Artistry – ex-officio board member
• Global Synergy Group, a Minnesota non-profit that promotes international exchanges and leadership development – board of directors (chair)
• Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign-Trade Zone Commission – board member
• North Hennepin Community College Foundation Board of Directors – past board member
• Advisory Council for the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service – past member
• School Advisory Board at Annunciation Catholic School in South Minneapolis – past member and chair

Verbrugge holds a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from St. Cloud State University.