About Michael Rainville

Michael Rainville was elected in 2021 to represent Ward 3—the creative and economic heart of Minneapolis.

Council Member Michael Rainville

Michael Rainville – a life long resident of our community – has been married for 32 years to his wife Darcel and they are very proud of their son, Michael Jr. who is the history columnist for the Mill City Times.

Michael is of the fifth generation of Rainvilles to live in NE Minneapolis.

Michael graduated from De La Salle High School, received a degree in Marketing from St. Thomas University, and a certification in Non-Profit Management from Notre Dame University.

Michael started his career in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher, busboy, and bartender before joining the Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association where he was part of the team that successfully built the hospitality industry in Minneapolis into a 36,000 job economic engine.

In his advocacy work, Michael takes a balanced approach by carefully listening to all parties. Michael excels at driving efforts to a productive and meaningful conclusion.

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Michael Rainville

Council Member
Ward 3



Mailing address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Temporary office location

250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415