The Met Council’s Final 95

The Met Council has published the list of finalists for the 16 non-chair council spots on the regional board. They’ve winnowed it down from 222 applicants to 95.

Here’s the list.

The winnowers included former Anoka County commissioner Dennis Berg, St. Paul city council member Melvin Carter III, Jay Cowles, Hennepin County commissioner Gail Dorfman, Apple Valley mayor Mary Hamman-Roland, former Woodbury mayor Bill Hargis, and Savage mayor Janet Williams.

The candidates will be interviewed starting Wednesday in public meetings in St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Prior Lake and Brooklyn Park, lasting up to four hours. They’ll wrap up Feb. 17.

  • Terry Hendriksen

    The list of applicants show clearly the Met Council is primarily comprised of “out of office” politicians. A political old folk’s home or politicians in exile organization.

    These people are often out of office because they have lost touch with the electorate – just the people I want to see making un-accountable decisions for me – maybe not-so-much.