Current Committee Vacancies

Council seeks diverse perspectives

Metro area residents are invited to help shape regional policy and services through service on Metropolitan Council advisory committees. These committees work to develop solutions that best serve the region.

We seek diverse perspectives to inform our policy-making and operations. Advisory committees members represent different identities across geography, race, gender, age, abilities, sexual orientation, and income.

We deeply value the diversity and intersection of these identities on all advisory committees.

Openings by committee

The Audit Committee is a special committee of the Metropolitan Council. The committee assists the Metropolitan Council in fulfilling its oversight responsibility for the integrity of the Council's financial and operational results, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and performance of internal audit and external auditors. More about the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee consists of 8 voting members:

  • 4 Metropolitan Council members
  • 4 external members with expertise in such areas as finance, accounting, auditing, information systems, management, operations or program performance

Open seats (4 openings)

  • 2 external members (2 year-term through January 1, 2025)
  • 2 external members (4 year-term through January 1, 2027)


The Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) advises the Metropolitan Council in its work to advance equity in the metropolitan region. The goal of this work is to create more equitable outcomes for the people who live and work in the region. More about EAC.

EAC members represent different identities and backgrounds, across geography, race, gender, age, abilities, sexual orientation, and income. This helps to ensure the Metropolitan Council hears from, and is accountable to, the full range of voices and perspectives in the region.

EAC membership consists of:

  • 4 Metropolitan Council Members
  • 8 community members 
  • 9 at-large community members

Vacant seats

  • 1 at-large member (through January 1, 2026)

Materials for applicants


The Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) provides advice and assistance to the Metropolitan Council on regional land use, comprehensive planning, and matters of metropolitan significance as requested by the Council. More about LUAC.

LUAC membership consists of:

  • At least 16 members and a Council member as the chair
  • At least one member from each Council district who represents geographic districts in the region.
  • At least half of members must be locally elected officials, such as mayors or city council members

All member terms are four years.

Open seat

  • Districts 1-16 (through January 1, 2027)

Materials for applicants


The Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC) helps the Met Council develop a long-range policy plan and reviews park and trail master plans for consistency with these policies. The commission reviews and advises the Met Council on an acquisition and development program, including funding priorities for regional parks and trails. MPOSC works in coordination with 10 regional park implementing agencies (counties, cities, and special park districts). More about MPOSC.

MPOSC membership consists of:

  • 9 members including at large member who serves as chair
  • 8 community members who represent geographic districts in the region

All member terms are four years.

Openings (through January 2027)

  • Community Member - District E
  • Community Member - District H

Materials for applicants



The Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee (MAWSAC) was created by the legislature to assist the Metropolitan Council in its planning activities addressing the water supply needs of the metro area. MAWSAC is instrumental in the development of the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Plan. It meets in-person a minimum of four times per year to discuss plan implementation and other relevant water supply topics with an emphasis on conservation, interjurisdictional cooperation, and long-term sustainability. MAWSAC consists of 18 members. More about MAWSAC.

  • The chair of MAWSAC is the chair of the Metropolitan Council (or their designee)
  • Four members are the commissioners of the following state agencies (or their designees)
    • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
    • Minnesota Department of Health
    • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • 11 members are officials of local government units, appointed by the governor.
    • A local government unit in each of the seven counties in the metropolitan area must be represented as follows:
      • Two counties in the metro area
      • Five non-county local government units
    • One representative each from Chisago, Isanti, Sherburne, and Wright counties
  • One representative of St. Paul Regional Water Services
  • One representative of the Minneapolis Water Department, appointed by the mayor.


There are currently 11 vacancies for four-year terms (2023 – 2027).

  • Six representatives (elected officials or local government unit staff) from counties:
    • 1 - Chisago County
    • 1 - Isanti County
    • 1 - Sherburne County
    • 1 - Wright County
    • 2 - Counties located in metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington)
  • Five representatives (elected officials or local government unit staff) from non-county local governmental unit in the metro area

Materials for applicants