Council members & districts

Sandy Rummel

Metropolitan Council Member, District 11

Sandy Rummel was appointed to the Metropolitan Council by Gov. Mark Dayton in March 2011 and reappointed in 2015.  Rummel lives in White Bear Lake, and represents District 11, which includes the City of Columbus, Centerville, Linwood and Lino Lakes in Anoka County; White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, Little Canada, North St. Paul and Maplewood in Ramsey County; and Hugo, Oakdale and Landfall in Washington County.

For 30 years Rummel was president and co-owner of Rummel, Dubs and Hill, a communications consulting business. From 2007 to 2011, she served in the Minnesota Senate, where she was vice chair of the Senate Education Policy Committee, and also served on the committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance, energy and telecommunications, and Clean Water Legacy funds. She was also an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas from 1997 to 2002.

As a Council member, Rummel chairs the Environment Committee, and is a member of the Management Committee.

“The question we face is how to support a competitive economy and job market while also ensuring the sustainability of our natural resources,” Rummel said. “We need to create the partnerships and long-range thinking to promote livable communities and a vibrant economic region.”

In addition to her service at the Legislature, Rummel has served as chair of the East Metro Integration District School Board, vice chair of the White Bear Lake Area School Board, member of the White Bear Lake Long Range Planning team and member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. She’s also volunteered with CONNECT, a community-based collaborative organization to create healthy communities for young people.

Rummel has a bachelor of arts degree from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., and advanced degrees from the University of Iowa and the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. She lives in White Bear Lake.

To contact Rummel, you may call 651.429.5480, or e-mail