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Minneapolis City Council

City Council 2018-2021

About the City Council

The Council is the legislative branch of the City of Minneapolis.  Its thirteen members—each elected from separate wards—work collectively, and in partnership with the Mayor, to enact local laws and public policies that strengthen and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

As an extension of representational duties, each Council Member serves on a number of outside organizations, associations, and groups. These additional duties enable the City Council to participate in metropolitan, regional, statewide, and national matters that impact Minneapolis and the quality of life for its residents. 

City Council Leadership

Council President Lisa Bender
Council President is elected by Council Members and is responsible for setting Council policies and priorities, managing the Council schedule, referring matters to the appropriate standing committees, and appointing the chairs, vice-chairs, and members to the various standing committees.

Council Vice-President Andrea Jenkins
Council Members also elects a Vice-President. The Vice-President acts as Council President whenever he or she is unable.

Majority Leader Andrew Johnson (DFL)

Minority Leader Cam Gordon (Green Party)
 

City Vision and Goals

On April 6, 2019, the Mayor and City Council adopted the City’s vision, values, goals and strategic directions that will guide the City’s work for the next four years.

Last updated Sep 26, 2019

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