More than 200 applicants recently applied to serve on the Met Council representing one of its 16 districts. The nominating committee identified 4-5 finalists from each district. The finalists from District 13 will provide public testimony at the Met Council offices in St. Paul on Monday, February 11, 2019. The finalists from Districts 4, 15, and 16 will provide public testimony at Savage City Hall on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will include the finalists from four districts. The meetings will be streamed live on the Met Council’s Twitter page, @MetCouncilNews. Comments from the public will not be accepted at the meetings, but individuals may submit input regarding the candidates via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After their interviews, the finalists will be narrowed to three from each district, then the nominating committee will submit their recommendations to Governor Walz by February 18, 2019. Governor Walz intends to appoint council members by March 4, 2019. The Met Council is also looking for new members to serve on its advisory committees. You may read about the committee openings and the application process here.
District 13 includes West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, and Sunfish Lake. You may read the application submitted by each candidate here.
District 15 includes Eagan, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, and Rosemount. You may read the application submitted by each candidate here.
District 16 includes Apple Valley, Lakeville, Farmington, Hastings, Elko New Market, Hampton, Vermillion, New Trier, Miesville, Randolph, and multiple surrounding townships. You may read the application submitted by each candidate here.
District 4 includes Savage, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Jordan, Belle Plaine, Chaska, Victoria, Carver, Waconia, Watertown, Mayer, New Germany, Cologne, Norwood Young America, Hamburg, and multiple surrounding townships. You may read the application submitted by each candidate here.