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Charter Commission


In 1969, the City became a Home Rule Charter City. We are one of 107 cities governed by a Home Rule Charter.

Brooklyn Park is governed by the City Charter, which is the “constitution” of the city. This commission reviews the City Charter, proposes changes and makes recommendations to the City Council as needed. The Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court makes appointments.

View the City Charter (PDF)

Roles and duties

The Charter Commission is for you if you think reading laws is interesting and love details:
  • Study the City of Brooklyn Park’s charter and make recommendations to the City Council if improvements are needed
  • Determine if the city’s charter guidelines are keeping up with the needs of the community
  • Periodically reviews the Charter and recommends necessary amendments to the city council that does not conflict with state law
  • Has the authority to submit proposed amendments to the voters
  • Addresses election issues, Mayor and Council powers and procedures, taxation and finance procedures; and miscellaneous provisions related to the officials newspaper, acquisition and sale of property and other general provisions


Eleven citizens representing the city at-large


One staff liaison, one City Council liaison


Four years


Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Time commitment (approximate)

Three hours per month

Commission members

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NameJob TitlePhoneContact
*Montero, Devin City Clerk 763-493-8180 
Aune, Jr., Gordy Charter Commissioner  
Bishman, Mary Ann Charter Commissioner  
Hultquist, John Charter Commissioner  
Hussain, Nausheena Charter Commissioner  
Irvin, John Charter Commissioner  
Mata, Mark Council Member / EDA Commissioner Central District 763-493-8040 
Ritchie, Heidi Charter Commissioner  
Secara, Dennis Charter Commissioner  
Simmons, Scott Charter Commissioner  
Smalley, Jason Charter Commissioner  
Uhde, Ann Charter Commissioner  
Williams, David Charter Commissioner  
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Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Contact the Charter Commission


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018 Charter Commission

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 Charter Commission
Agenda / Minutes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 Charter Commission
Agenda / Minutes


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