Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee

To examine the Metropolitan Council’s structure and service

In 2020, Gov. Tim Walz established a Blue Ribbon Committee (PDF) to examine the structure and services of the Metropolitan Council.

The committee examined:

Final report

Background information

Met Council structure and history

Regional governance models

Documents

Staff contact

Meeting agendas and minutes

Note: Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda & Video Minutes Materials
12/7/2020 12/7/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee  
11/23/2020 11/23/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee  
11/9/2020 11/9/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee Minutes
10/26/2020 10/26/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee Minutes
10/12/2020 10/12/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee Minutes
9/28/2020 9/28/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee Minutes
9/14/2020 9/14/2020 Agenda & Video for Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee Minutes

Committee members

  • Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner District 6, who will serve as chair of the committee
  • Peter Bell, Director, Schafer Richardson Realty Trust
  • Patrick Born, Chair, Board of Directors of the Citizens League
  • John (Jay) Cowles, Managing Director, Lawrence Creek, LLC
  • James Hovland, Mayor, City of Edina
  • Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, City of Burnsville
  • Douglas Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Jo McGuire, Ramsey County Commissioner District 2
  • Khani Sahebjam, Chief Strategy Officer, SRF Consulting
  • George Schember, Vice President, Cargill Transportation & Logistics
  • Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President for Community Development and the Center for Indian Country Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Thomas Weaver, CEO, Achieve Services
  • Janet Williams, Mayor of Savage
  • Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Community Impact, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
  • Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao, Professor and Director of the Master of Public Policy Program, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs