The council members and mayor each serve four-year terms and have one equal vote when deciding an issue.
City Council Contact Information
- Mayor Brad Wiersum
- At-Large Council Member Deb Calvert
- At-Large Council Member Susan Carter
- Ward 1 Council Member Bob Ellingson
- Ward 2 Council Member Rebecca Schack
- Ward 3 Council Member Mike Happe
- Ward 4 Council Member Tim Bergstedt
The purpose of the council policy book (updated July 10, 2019) is to codify the various policies that have been established by the city council in a single, accessible location.
These policies are intended as a general guide for the city council. They are not binding and may be modified when, in the sole discretion of the council, such modification is deemed necessary or appropriate in the interest of the city. This listing is not exclusive.
The City of Minnetonka operates under the council-manager form of government. Residents elect the mayor and city council, who are responsible for making basic policy decisions for the community. The council employs a city manager, who provides administrative leadership for implementing the policy formulated by the mayor and council.
The city council also acts as the Economic Development Authority, making decisions regarding economic development, housing and redevelopment matters.
Elections are held in odd-numbered years and are staggered between mayor and at-large seats in one election and the four ward council members two years later. Visit minnetonkamn.gov/elections for details.
Minnetonka is divided into four wards based on population, with a city council member dedicated to serve each ward. There are also two at-large council members who serve the entire city, as does the mayor.