Partnerships to ensure a prosperous and sustainable region
50 years ago, the Minnesota Legislature had a visionary idea – to create a regional body focused on fostering efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region. They realized that our region is stronger when we collaborate on shared priorities and form partnerships based on mutual goals.
Since 1967, the Council has partnered with communities across the seven-county region. From parks, to clean water, housing and transit, our focus has been on supporting communities as we together build a prosperous and sustainable metro region.
Today, the Twin Cities is one of the best places to live in the nation. And as we face the challenges of the future, it is in these partnerships that we will continue to find success and prosperity. - Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff
50th Anniversary Celebration!
Chair Tchourumoff, Governor Mark Dayton, and nearly 200 local officials and former Council members gathered on Jan. 25, 2018 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Council at MacNamara Hall on the University of Minnesota.
A panel discussion between former Council Chairs Sue Haigh, Ted Mondale, and Curt Johnson, with moderator Brian McDaniel (former Council member), reflected on their service and discussed how to tackle the regional challenges of the future. More about the 50th Anniversary, including Chair Tchourumoff's full remarks.