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Director, Government Relations

Pierre Willette

Areas of Expertise: Public Affairs

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Pierre is a seasoned public affairs and community relations strategist.

But he’s better known around the office as the “policy wonk.” Recognized for his expertise in the areas of local government, regulatory issues and public infrastructure, Pierre builds on more than 20 years of experience navigating some of Minnesota’s most complex governmental and political environments to deliver reliable results for Goff Public’s clients at the Capitol.

From securing millions of dollars in bonding to analyzing and translating the impact of tax reform and other issues on local communities and businesses, Pierre has earned the trust and respect of lawmakers, community leaders and administrative staff alike. Now, he leverages his deep relationship base to get clients the valuable intelligence they need to succeed.

Before joining Goff Public, Pierre led the University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors’ community development and relations efforts. He also worked for the City of Minneapolis in various capacities, including nine years representing the city at the Minnesota State Capitol.

The hectic halls of the Capitol are no match for Pierre’s busy life keeping tabs on his four grown children. A small-town Minnesota native and 30-year resident of Minneapolis, Pierre likes to bike and walk both sides of the Mississippi River and watch the latest movies with his spouse.

Joined Goff Public: 2017
Alma Maters: St. John’s University; Hamline University

Conversation Starters

  • Vintage bikes of the 70s and 80s
  • Local college rugby
  • Home repair and improvement

Civic Involvement

  • University District Alliance, board member
  • Metro Cities, board and executive committee member
  • League of Minnesota Cities, policy committee member
  • St. Anthony West Neighborhood Association, board member
  • Stadium Village Commercial Association, board member

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