Metropolitan Council Committees
The 17-member Metropolitan Council
is a policy-making board that guides the strategic growth of the metro area.
Metropolitan Council members serve on special committees that meet regularly and make recommendations to the full Council. Standing committee meetings are the best place to provide comment on specific agenda items. To provide testimony at a committee meeting, contact the committee’s recording secretary.
We occasionally create work groups to provide a forum for Council members to work with each other and staff to assist the Met Council in performing its duties and responsibilities. Work groups may make recommendations to standing committees or the full Met Council and are not decision-making bodies. If work group membership constitutes a quorum of a standing committee, their meetings are noticed as special meetings of the standing committee.
Advisory committees on land use, transportation, and other topics provide the Met Council with important assistance and advice. Advisory committees are made up of local elected officials, members of the public with expertise in specific areas, and representatives of partnering organizations or specific geographic areas.
METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest Light Rail)
METRO Blue Line Extension light rail project
METRO Gold Line bus rapid transit project