Minneapolis City Council
- Ward 1 - Kevin Reich
- Ward 2 - Cam Gordon
- Ward 3 - Steve Fletcher
- Ward 4 - Phillipe Cunningham
- Ward 5 - Jeremiah Ellison
- Ward 6 - Abdi Warsame
- Ward 7 - Lisa Goodman
- Ward 8 - Andrea Jenkins
- Ward 9 - Alondra Cano
- Ward 10 - Lisa Bender
- Ward 11 - Jeremy Schroeder
- Ward 12 - Andrew Johnson
- Ward 13 - Linea Palmisano
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 Vice-President, also elected by Council Members, establishes the formal line of succession to the offices of Council President and the Office of Mayor.
Majority Leader Andrew Johnson (DFL)
Majority Leader of the Council comes from the political party with the most representation.
Minority Leader Cam Gordon (Green Party)
Minority Leader of the Council comes from the political party with the second most representation.
City Vision and Goals
On March 28, 2014, 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 Jul 2, 2019