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Council chair announces leadership changes

Focus on tackling the challenges facing regional transit, housing, equity, and investments in the region's planning and infrastructure that contribute to its economic vitality and competitiveness.

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Slawik sworn in as Metropolitan Council Chair

“I am very familiar with the good work of the Council and its importance to our region. That’s one of the reasons that I accepted this position – I believe in the mission and work of the Council.”

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Harrington to lead Dept. of Public Safety

After seven years leading the Metro Transit Police Department, John Harrington has stepped down as Police Chief to take on a new role with the state.

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

Maplewood mayor named to lead Council

Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik, who has been involved in local and state politics, transit planning and several area nonprofits, will begin in her new role in January.

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Growth in northwest metro prompts wastewater investment

Following a public hearing in January and Council review and approval in February, the Council would acquire the new Crow River wastewater treatment plant in Rogers, to launch in 2030.

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Public meeting for the Draft 2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program

    The Transportation Advisory Board is receiving public comment on the Draft 2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program. The program includes highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects proposed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in the next four years.

    Date: 7/13/2020
    Time: 4:00 PM

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  • CARES Act Recovery Assistance Planning Session

    The Center for Economic Inclusion, Greater MSP, and the Met Council will host a virtual planning session to share ideas and discuss regional priorities for funding. Representatives from the three organizations will be on-hand to provide updates and answer questions about the Regional Economic Framework.

    Date: 7/15/2020
    Time: 11:00 AM

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