Council Close-ups

Meet the people who serve the region


Twin Cities residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life.  Have you ever wondered about the people behind the scenes who help make that happen? Meet the people of the Metropolitan Council, who work to keep our water clean, our transportation systems efficient, our communities livable, our housing affordable, and our parks and trails enjoyable destinations!
 

Joseph Hill: Council security guard is a documentary filmmaker and former TV news reporter


 

Jill Hentges: Reaching out to transit riders



 

Meet Fai-Yee Xiong: Metro HRA Housing Coordinator 

 
 

Meet Christine Voigt: Improving wastewater treatment for 3 decades

 


Meet Timothy Fowler: Transit operator and instructor
 

 

Meet John Sanborn: Creating useful web applications for transit users


Meet Lalita Williams: Transit Service Center Representative


Meet Raya Esmaeili: Helping communities with their land use planning


Meet Norm Hart: Protecting the environment and serving communities


Meet Paul Burns: Helping to create more livable communities


 

Meet Claudia Fuentes: Outreach Coordinator 


 

Meet Sharay Houston: Light rail operator



 

Meet Joseph Kummer: Ensuring quality housing for Metro HRA



 

Meet Andy Streasick: Managing Metro Mobility Customer Service


 

Meet Jo Marthaler: Repairing Council vehicles and equipment


 

Meet Luis Martinez: Guiding the Council's student interns



 

Meet Dave Campbell: Keeping our water and environment clean


Meet Yesenia Soto: Keeping our transit system safe



 

Meet Sheila Williams: Connecting people with destinations



 

Meet Jason Willett: Passionate about energy conservation 



 

Meet Tara Beard: Safe, stable housing for everyone