Gov. Mark Dayton has picked 16 individuals to serve on the Met Council. The appointments to the regional planning body will become official following a five day review period.
Four of Dayton’s picks have ties to organized labor, including Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council, and Adam Duininck, legislative and political director for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49.
Two of Dayton’s choices are former DFL legislators. Lona Schreiber represented St. Louis County in the House from 1979 to 1988. Sandra Rummel, of White Bear Lake, served one Senate term, but lost her re-election bid to Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, last year.
Dayton chose to retain one appointee picked by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty: former Lakeville City Council member Wendy Wulff.
Here’s the complete list of the Met Council picks: Roxanne Smith (Champlin), Lona Schreiber (Brooklyn Park), Jennifer Munt (Minnetonka), Gary Van Eyll (Chaska), Steven Elkins (Bloomington), James Brimeyer (St. Louis Park), Gary Cunningham (Minneapolis), Adam Duininck (Minneapolis), Edward Reynoso (Ham Lake), John Doan (Blaine), Sandra Rummel (White Bear Lake), Harry Melander (Mahtomedi), Richard Kramer (St. Paul), Jon Commers (St. Paul), Steven Chavez (Eagan), and Wendy Wulff (Lakeville).