Who We Are

The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

The Council's mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous metropolitan region. More about  the Region We Call Home (video).

Our priorities

  • Create a financially sustainable 21st century transportation system

  • Promote dynamic housing opportunities for all

  • Leverage investments that drive regional economic development

Policy-making, planning & coordination

The Council’s 17-member policy board has guided and coordinated the strategic growth of the metro area and achieved regional goals for nearly 50 years.  Elected officials and citizens share their expertise with the Council by serving on key advisory committees.


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Strategic investments & services support regional economic vitality
The Council also provides essential services and infrastructure that support communities and businesses and ensure a high quality of life for residents.