Metropolitan Council Member, District 3
Jennifer Munt was appointed to the Metropolitan Council in March 2011 by Gov. Mark Dayton and reappointed in 2015. She lives in Minnetonka and represents District 3, which includes the Hennepin County cities of Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.
Munt is the Public Affairs Director for AFSCME Council 5, where she leads marketing, communications and media relations. Previously she was the Communications Director for the Hiawatha LRT project (2000-2005) and an Outreach Coordinator for the Metropolitan Council (1999-2002). Munt also served as Executive Director of the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (1995-1999).
Since 2005, Munt has served on the board of Transit for Livable Communities, the state’s largest transportation advocacy organization.
On the Metropolitan Council, Munt serves on the Equity Advisory, Community Development and Transportation committees.
“Residents of our region deserve more and better transportation choices that provide convenient and affordable access to jobs, education, recreation, goods and services,” Munt said. “Our greatest challenge will be providing affordable transportation and housing options to an aging and changing society. This will require strong regional coordination to develop a shared vision, investment strategy and cost-effective development practices.”
“I’m passionate about public participation and I look forward to helping community members gain a meaningful voice in decisions that affect the region and their daily lives,” Munt said.
Munt lives in Minnetonka. She has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in Northfield, and a master’s degree from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
To contact Munt, you may call 952.933.1537, or email email@example.com