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Budget Advisory Commission

This commission’s mission is to ensure the long-term financial health of the City of Brooklyn Park.


The Budget Advisory Commission’s provides strategic direction to the Council.

Projections and measurements are used to establish priorities that align with the city’s strategic plan, ensuring resources are invested appropriately to meet the vision and mission of the City.

Learn about the budget process >

View meeting agendas and minutes > 

Commission members

Name District representing Term ends
Adeniji, Akeem City At-large April 1, 2022
Casperson, Heather East April 1, 2022
Hall, Maxwell West April 1, 2022
Hayat, Aslam City At-large April 1, 2024
Omondi, Nancy Central  April 1, 2023
Petty, William East April 1, 2023
Ritchie, Heidi City At-large April 1, 2023
Samlaska, Thomas West April 1, 2024
Wako, Teshite Central April 1, 2024

To get contact information on a Commissioner, please email the staff liaison below.

Council liaison

Tonja West-Hafner >

Staff liaison

LaTonia Green >

Roles and duties

The Budget Advisory Commission is for you if you like numbers and like to analyze things. Here is what you do:

  • Review all budgets of the City and long range plans and recommend solutions during challenging years
  • Review results of city surveys, goals
  • Help the City Council prioritize city services when Brooklyn Park stakeholders have competing demands
  • Review historical and future trends of city revenues and expenditures
  • Help assess if the city leadership is efficiently managing and allocating the community’s resources

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.


Three years.


Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Does not meet in July and December.

Time commitment (approximate)

Four to six hours per month.