Council members & districts

Adam Duininck

Chair, Metropolitan Council

Adam Duininck was appointed chair of the Metropolitan Council by Gov. Mark Dayton in January 2014. He is the 14th chair of the Council since its creation by the Legislature in 1967.

Duininck has served as a Council member since March 2011, when he was appointed to the Counci by Gov. Mark Dayton. He represented District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony.

Duininck is currently the Executive Director of Win Minnesota, a non-profit organization that works to advance progressive causes in our state. Previously he was legislative and political director for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49. 

On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board.

"Investments in transportation infrastructure are critical to our economic vitality as well as our quality of life,” Duininck said. “We are competing with metro areas around the country and the world. In order to attract business investment and a high quality workforce, our region has to demonstrate a vision on transportation infrastructure, housing and smart planning. ”

Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.

To contact Duininck, you may call 612.965.9498, or email  .

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