Minneapolis Charter Commission


There are fifteen Charter Commissioners appointed by the Chief Judge of the Hennepin County District Court to four-year terms. Commissioners may request to be reappointed for additional four-year terms. Members must be qualified voters in the City of Minneapolis. Members of the judiciary are not eligible for appointment.

The City uses the Open Appointments process to receive applications to be forwarded to the Chief Judge.


The Charter Commission adopts rules governing its operation. Commission officers include a Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary elected in January for a one-year term. The Commission meets monthly and files an annual report with the District Court.


The Commission reviews and formulates Charter proposals. To accomplish this they solicit ideas from citizens, city staff and elected officials.


Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Meeting agendas can be found on the Charter Commission Agenda web page or by viewing the meeting calendar.

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Last updated Jul 21, 2016