Equity Advisory Committee

The Equity Advisory Committee is a dynamic group of individuals committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our region. The committee advises the Met Council on various policy issues and gives their unique perspectives to help ensure a wide variety of voices are represented when decisions are made for the region.

See position description and how to apply by Feb. 27, 2024.

The Equity Advisory Committee was established in October 2015 to provide advice regarding policy issues and bring perspective to work being developed by the Met Council. Committee members have varying backgrounds spanning geography, race, gender, age, ability, orientation, and experiences that bring multiple unique voices to the table. The committee is a non-voting body.

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Equity Advisory Committee Members


Sitting Council members

Geographic district representatives (4-year terms expiring in 2024)

  • Michael Luseni, District A, Plymouth
  • Tie Oei, District B, Eden Prairie
  • Nicholas Jenkins, District C, Bloomington
  • Anita L. Urvina Davis, District D, Minneapolis
  • Patrick Tschida, District E, Roseville
  • Edward McDonald, District F, Oakdale
  • Vanessa Jenkins, District G, Saint Paul, Co-Chair
  • Leah Goldstein Moses, District H, Eagan

At-large members (4-year terms expiring in 2026)

  • Zabat Awed
  • Melinda Lee
  • Jen Owens
  • Mary Ann Padua
  • Breanne Rothstein
  • Stephanie Shider
  • Betsy Sitkoff
  • Kristen Stacey

Meeting agendas and minutes

Meeting Date Agenda, Materials & Video Minutes
2/20/2024 2/20/2024 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
1/16/2024 1/16/2024 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
12/19/2023 12/19/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee 12/19/2023 Minutes
11/21/2023 CANCELED
10/17/2023 10/17/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
9/19/2023 9/19/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
8/15/2023 8/15/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
7/18/2023 7/18/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
6/20/2023 6/20/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
5/16/2023 5/16/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
4/18/2023 4/18/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
3/21/2023 3/21/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
2/21/2023 2/21/2023 Agenda for Equity Advisory Committee CANCELED
1/17/2023 1/17/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
12/20/2022 CANCELED
11/15/2022 11/15/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
10/18/2022 10/18/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
9/20/2022 9/20/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
8/16/2022 8/16/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
7/19/2022 7/19/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Equity Advisory Committee  
Meeting Schedule

    The EAC meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

    Metropolitan Council
    390 Robert Street North
    Saint Paul, MN 55101

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