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Want to run Mayo Civic Center? Apply now

May 13, 2019 GMT

As plans continue to transition operations of Mayo Civic Center and convention and visitors bureau to an outside private contractor, the city is seeking proposals for managing the day-to-day operations of the facility, plus its food and beverage operations.

While a future board will make final decisions with the help of a future director, the city has put out the request on the behalf of the yet-to-be-named entity.

“We are pleased to be releasing the (requests for proposals) as we move forward with the new governance and operations model,” City Administrator Steve Rymer said in a statement announcing the requests. “The city will maintain ownership of the MCC, and the selected management company will report to and be overseen by the board of directors and executive director of the new organization.”


The Rochester City Council is slated to review potential board members on May 20, with plans to complete the transition of operations by the end of the year.

The deadline for both proposals is July 26, and a mandatory pre-proposal conference is scheduled for May 22.