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Constituent Representation

Most people understand that Council Members are elected policymakers. But Council Members are, first and foremost, elected to represent their constituents—the residents of their wards. And while the policymaking function is predominate, representational duties performed by Council Members are equally important in helping residents solve problems, address challenges, and identify opportunities. As a consequence, constituent representation and service is a significant priority that encompasses a great deal of time for each Council Member and their staffs.

Casework—usually called constituent service—assures the Council Members maintain a direct line to their constituents. This enables them to keep track of issues and developments affecting their wards. Each Council Member employs a small staff to assist them in serving their constituents. These aides receive and respond to inquiries, requests for assistance or information, and complaints; facilitate communications with other local, regional, state, and national government agencies; and work with constituents to address and resolve problems.

Ward Office Directory

Ward 1McDonough, Shannon612-673-2003
Ward 1Brock, Lisa612-673-2201
Ward 2Garwood, Robin612-673-3654
Ward 2Olsen, Nancy612-673-2202
Ward 3Zaffrann, David612-673-3142
Ward 3Smith, Mikayla612-673-2203
Ward 4MaiTeng Moua612-673-3313
Ward 4Patterson, Undrea612-673-2204
Ward 5Sharif-Abdinassir, Maryan612-673-3198
Ward 5Hans, Danielle612-673-2205
Ward 6SanCartier, Ryan612-673-3315
Ward 6Abdallahi, Hamdiya612-673-2206
Ward 7Sadler, Patrick612-673-3195
Ward 7Sherin, Judy612-673-2207
Ward 8Sirdar, Deebaa612-673-3569
Ward 8Bourgerie, Zoe J612-673-2208
Ward 9Kesti, Dylan612-673-3196
Ward 9Faulkner, Graham R612-673-2209
Ward 10D'Ana Pennington612-673-3197
Ward 10Erazmus, Tina612-673-2210
Ward 11Gangelhoff, Sara612-673-3314
Ward 11Weinmann, Karlee612-673-2211
Ward 12Murphy, Suzanne612-673-2378
Ward 12Nelson, Kate612-673-2212
Ward 13Freude, John612-673-3199
Ward 13Vautrin, Josie612-673-2213

Get Involved

Good government depends on the involvement of informed residents, and the Council encourages public input to better reflect the needs and priorities of their wards and the community at-large. To learn more about how you can get involved and have your voice heard in the policy-making process.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2020



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