Getting involved

Our region will grow and become increasingly diverse over the next 30 years. Our challenge is to maintain and enhance the region’s quality of life as we prepare for growth. Everyone has a stake in that goal.

Public Engagement Plan

People are experts in their own experiences and that expertise is important. Thrive MSP 2040, the region’s long-range plan, establishes the goal to engage a full cross-section of the community in decision-making. The Council’s public engagement plan outlines principles and processes to ground Council decisions in the needs of stakeholders and to effectively engage people in that decision-making process.

We encourage you to participate in the discussion and decision-making process. Below are resources and ways to learn more about what the Metropolitan Council does to support our region.

Inform yourself

Join online conversations

Please review our social media statement.

Express yourself

Share your view on issues the Council is debating

You may also comment on agenda items at committee meetings and on general matters under the purview of the Council at any full Council meeting.

Contact your Council member
Council members welcome citizen input. Contact your Council member to share your opinions or concerns. A phone call, letter or email message can make difference. See how to contact your Council member.

Attend Council events and meetings

All Council and Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Videos of most meetings are available live or on demand. You can help shape your community's future by attending meetings on land use, transit, or environmental issues. See Council and committee meetings, minutes and agendas.

Public input is welcome at meetings. It's best to comment on specific agenda items at the appropriate Council standing or advisory committee, rather than at meetings of the full Council. Time is reserved at the beginning of each full Council meeting for people to provide input on non-agenda items.

Comment on Council issues

The Council regularly receives formal public comment on planning documents and policy plans. To comment on these plans, 

  • Write to Metropolitan Council Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101

  • Email Metropolitan Council Public Information at

  • Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)


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