Council members & districts

Susan Haigh, Chair

President and CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity since 2005. Previously served as a Ramsey County Commissioner, 1995 to 2005; chief deputy Ramsey County attorney, 1982 to 1994; assistant Dakota County attorney, 1979 to 1982; and as a staff lawyer of the Metropolitan Council, 1977 to 1979. Member of the Minnesota Housing Partnership Board, the Minnesota Housing Commissioner's Resource Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity U.S. Council's Finance Committee, Park Bank Board and the Macalester College Board of Trustees. Messages from the Chair.   Download a high-resolution photo of Chair Haigh. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 651.602.1390
Email: susan.haigh@metc.state.mn.us

District 1

Katie Rodriguez, Maple Grove

Business Manager, League of Women Voters Minnesota (2012 - present); Finance Director, Village of North Aurora, IL ( 1998 - 2003), Assistant Finance Director, Village of Villa Park, IL (1993 - 1998); Member, Maple Grove Citizen's Advisory Committee (2007 - 2012); Associate Chair, Wayzata Legislative Action Committee (2011 - present, member from 2009 - present); and Member, Caring for Kids Initiative Advisory Council (2011 - present). See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.616.3051
Email: katie.rodriguez@metc.state.mn.us

District 2

Lona Schreiber, Brooklyn Park

Former Intergovernmental Coordinator for Anoka County (1998-2009); Government Relations Coordinator for Environmental and Land Use Department at Doherty, Rumble & Butler, P.A. (1993-1997); State Representative (1979-1988); Brooklyn Park Charter Commission (2000-2009). See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 763.424.8081
Email: lona.schreiber@metc.state.mn.us

District 3

Jennifer Munt, Minnetonka

Public Affairs Director, AFSCME Council 5; board member, Transit for Livable Communities; Hiawatha Light Rail Communications Director (2002-2005); Hiawatha Light Rail Outreach Coordinator (1999-2002); Executive Director, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (1995-1999). See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 952.933.1537
Email: jennifer.munt@metc.state.mn.us

District 4

Gary Van Eyll, Chaska

Carver and Hennepin Manager, U.S. Census (2009-2010); Mayor, City of Chaska (2003-2009); Service and Parts Director, Bloomington Lincoln Mercury (2004-2008); veteran, U.S. Marine Corps; former member and chief, Chaska Fire Department. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.723.1048
Email: gary.vaneyll@metc.state.mn.us

District 5

Steve Elkins, Bloomington

Senior Enterprise Data Architect, Optum Health; Bloomington City Council Member (2002-2011); Bloomington Housing & Redevelopment Authority (2006-2011); board of directors, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce; numerous volunteer positions with National League of Cities, League of Minnesota Cities, Metro Cities and other groups. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.578.2103
Email: steve.elkins@metc.state.mn.us

District 6

James Brimeyer, St Louis Park

Senior Advisor, Brimeyer Fursman Executive Search; St. Louis Park City Council (1996-2003); City Manager, St. Louis Park (1980-1988); President, St. Louis Park Community Foundation; member, Charter Commission in St Louis Park See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 952.797.0730
Email: james.brimeyer@metc.state.mn.us

District 7

Gary L. Cunningham, Minneapolis

President and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA). Vice President of Programs – Chief Program Officer, Northwest Area Foundation (2007-2014); CEO and Director of Primary Care, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center (2002-2007); Director of Planning and Development, Hennepin County (1999-2002); board of directors, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity; former member of the board of trustees, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612-259-6568
Email: gary.cunningham@metc.state.mn.us

District 8

Adam Duininck, Minneapolis

Executive Director, Win Minnesota; member, Transportation Strategic Management and Operations Advisory Task Force, Mn/DOT. Former legislative and political director for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49; See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.965.9498
Email: adam.duininck@metc.state.mn.us

District 9

Edward Reynoso, Ham Lake

Political Director and Special Projects Coordinator, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 32; member, Governor’s Workforce Development Council; member, Workers Compensation Advisory Council; member, University of Minnesota Labor Studies Board. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.331.3456
Email: edward.reynoso@metc.state.mn.us

District 10

Marie McCarthy, Blaine

Legislative Assistant, Minnesota Senate.  Experience in working with municipal governments, advocacy groups and the public. Background in community organizing and political advocacy, consulting and training.  See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N.
Saint Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 763.792.2392
Email: marie.mccarthy@metc.state.mn.us

District 11

Sandy Rummel, White Bear Lake

Former president and co-owner of Rummel, Dubs and Hill, Inc. communications consulting (1980-2007); adjunct instructor, University of St. Thomas (1997-2002); State Senator (2007-2011), vice chair Senate Education Policy Committee (2007-2011); vice chair, White Bear Lake Area Schools Board of Education (2001-2006). See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 651.429.5480
Email: sandy.rummel@metc.state.mn.us

District 12

Harry Melander, Mahtomedi

President, Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council; Executive Secretary, St. Paul Building & Construction Trades Council; 25 years experience working for unions representing the construction industry; member, St. Paul Port Authority; member, Central Corridor Business Advisory Committee (2008-2009); member, Metropolitan Council Housing Advisory Commission (2004-2005); chair, Washington County Housing Redevelopment Authority (1998-1999). See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.865.3585
Email: harry.melander@metc.state.mn.us

District 13

Richard Kramer, St. Paul

Owner, small printing and manufacturing business; member, St. Paul Planning Commission (1994-2011); vice chair, St. Paul Charter Commission; past president, vice president and former member, St. Paul District 2 Community Council; past board member, White Bear Avenue, Payne Arcade, and East Side Area business associations. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 651.774.4971
Email: richard.kramer@metc.state.mn.us

District 14

Jon Commers, St. Paul

Principal, Donjek Incorporated, public finance and project management consulting; past chair and member, St. Paul Planning Commission (2006-2011); fellow, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (2005-2006); chairs the Metropolitan Council Land Use Advisory Committee and Investment Review Committee. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 651.645.4644
Email: jon.commers@metc.state.mn.us

District 15

Steven T. Chávez, Eagan

Director of Public Advocacy, Integrated Governance Solutions; Director of Ethics and Compliance, MoneyGram International; 25 years as staff and consulting attorney; chair, Dakota County Planning Commission (2007-2009); member, Eagan Planning Commission (2004-2011) See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 612.670.8952
Email: steven.chavez@metc.state.mn.us

District 16

Wendy Wulff, Lakeville

Member, Lakeville City Council (2003-2009); former chair, Lakeville Planning Commission; member, League of Minnesota Cities Board of Directors; member, Metropolitan Council Land Use Advisory Committee and Transportation Advisory Board. See Full Biography

Contact Information

390 Robert St. N
St. Paul,MN 55101
Phone: 952.484.3353
Email: wendy.wulff@metc.state.mn.us