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.

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.


The Equity Advisory Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Council
390 Robert St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Map, transit, directions

There are no vacancies on the Equity Advisory Committee.

Meeting Date Location Agenda, Materials & Video
7/16/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A
8/20/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A
9/17/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A
10/15/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A
11/19/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A
12/17/2024 6:00 PM Robert Street Room 1A

Map of EAC districts (PDF)

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

Staff contact

Lila Eltawely
Enterprise Equity Senior Manager
[email protected]