Most people understand that Council Members are elected policymakers. But Council Members are, first and foremost, elected to represent their constituents—the residents of their wards. And while the policymaking function is predominate, representational duties performed by Council Members are equally important in helping residents solve problems, address challenges, and identify opportunities. As a consequence, constituent representation and service is a significant priority that encompasses a great deal of time for each Council Member and their staffs.
Casework—usually called constituent service—assures the Council Members maintain a direct line to their constituents. This enables them to keep track of issues and developments affecting their wards. Each Council Member employs a small staff to assist them in serving their constituents. These aides receive and respond to inquiries, requests for assistance or information, and complaints; facilitate communications with other local, regional, state, and national government agencies; and work with constituents to address and resolve problems.
Ward Office Directory
|Ward 1||Shannon McDonough||612-673-2003|
|Ward 2||Robin Garwood||612-673-3654|
|Ward 3||Heidi Ritchie||612-673-3142|
|Ward 4||Jennifer White||612-673-3313|
|Ward 5||Sean Broom||612-673-3198|
|Ward 6||Abdi Salah||612-673-2206|
|Ward 7||Patrick Sadler||612-673-3195|
|Ward 8||Andrea Jenkins||612-673-3569|
|Ward 9||Aisha Gomez||612-673-3196|
|Ward 10||Benjamin Somogyi||612-673-3197|
|Ward 11||John Dybvig||612-673-3314|
|Ward 12||Ilhan Omar||612-673-2378|
|Ward 13||Emily Ziring||612-673-3199|
Good government depends on the involvement of informed residents, and the Council encourages public input to better reflect the needs and priorities of their wards and the community at-large. To learn more about how you can get involved and have your voice heard in the policy-making process.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2015