Charter Commission

Members

  1. Jeffrey Lester

    Charter Commission Chair

    Term expires 05/2025


  1. Stephen Berk

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2024


  1. Alan Goracke

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2022


  1. Jason Halpern

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2024


  1. Jason Hartmann

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2022


  1. Terri Homan

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2025


  1. Gigi Sadat-Hendi

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2024


  1. Lori Saroya

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2023


  1. Dick Swanson

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/25


  1. Arman Tagarro

    Charter Commissioner

    Term expires 05/2025


About the Commission


The Charter Commission reviews the City Charter and recommends charter amendments in keeping with the state law. Commissioners are citizen volunteers recommended for appointment by the City Council to the Tenth Judicial District Chief Judge. The Charter Commission meets annually as required by statute, but may convene more often as needed. 

Those interested in having direct input into City government are encouraged to consider serving on the Commission. Appointments are 4-year terms and Commissioners are no longer limited to two 4-year terms per Minnesota Statute. The Charter Commission must consist of a minimum of seven commissioners and no more than 15 commissioners.
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