Minnetonka is governed by a city council, with the mayor presiding over meetings. A variety of boards and commissions support and advise the city council. The city manager oversees day-to-day city operations, executing the decisions of the city council through the city’s departments and staff. The city code of ordinances is the codification of the decisions councils have made over the years about how the city should be run.

Every effort is made to make these decisions open to the public: this is your government. A number of resources are available to help you understand how the city is governed, what decisions are being made, and how you can participate in that process.