The City of Minnetonka operates under the council-manager form of government. Under this common system of municipal governance, 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 mayor and council members are each elected to four-year terms: 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. The city council also acts as the Economic Development Authority, making decisions regarding economic development, housing, and redevelopment matters.
For more information on past and upcoming meetings, please visit the city council meetings page. Watch current and past council and Economic Development Authority meetings online at your convenience by visiting the videostreaming page.
Information on meeting procedures is also available, along with the city council policy book.
In May 2012, the city council adopted an update of the city's mission, vision and goals. Annually action steps are prepared and presented to the council by staff. These specific tactics are planned to implement each strategy. The following strategic profile reports provide progress on the action steps and important key measures.