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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

Apply to become a commissioner

Applications are always welcome! Applications are kept on file for one year. As openings occur, applicants are notified of openings and invited to participate in the commission interview process.

Fill out an application


Four years. No term limits.


Meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Time commitment (approximate)

Three hours per month

Council liaison

Mark Mata

Staff liaison

Devin Montero

Commission members

Eleven members who represent the city at-large.

Name District representing Term ends
Gordy Aune, Jr. City at-large June 1, 2020
Mary Ann Bishman City at-large June 1, 2022
John Hultquist City at-large June 1, 2022
John Irvin City at-large June 1, 2020
Dennis Secara City at-large June 1, 2020
Scott Simmons City at-large June 1, 2020
David Williams City at-large June 1, 2020


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

Devin Montero
City Clerk
Email Devin Montero


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


August 08, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
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