Charter Commission

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The St. Louis Park Charter Commission has 15 members who are appointed by the chief judge of Hennepin County District Court. The group's mission is to evaluate and propose changes that are warranted in the city's home rule charter as provided by state statute. They also monitor legislative activities on an ongoing basis. Members serve on a volunteer basis, and a staff liaison provides assistance to record minutes, prepare agendas and perform other ministerial duties.


Meetings are held as needed, and notice will be posted on this page when scheduled.

Ranked-choice voting

Visit the ranked-choice voting page for more information.

Apply to be on the charter commission

Interested in becoming a member of the charter commission? Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2019.

Individuals can apply online or download a paper application.

 All completed applications will be submitted to Hennepin County District Court for consideration.

Commission members 

  • Sara Maaske — Chair 
  • David Dyer — Vice chair
  • Terry Dwyer — Secretary
  • Andrew Rose
  • Erin Smith
  • Gary Carlson
  • Henry Solmer
  • Irving Lynne Carper
  • James de Lambert 
  • JC Beckstrand
  • Jim Brimeyer
  • Matthew Flory
  • David Ault

Agendas and minutes

Meeting Date
April 25, 2019  Agenda  
April 11, 2019 - CANCELLED Agenda   None
March 13, 2018  Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2018 No agenda - Listening session  Minutes 
Feb. 13, 2018  No agenda - Expert Q&A panel  Minutes 
Jan. 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes

Commission liaison

Melissa Kennedy

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