First public listening session Sept. 21
Aug. 25, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Charter Commission has appointed members for a new Redistricting Advisory Group, beginning the redistricting process that will change the boundaries of all 13 Minneapolis City Council wards and six Park & Recreation Board districts.
Redistricting takes place every 10 years to provide equal representation for everyone living in Minneapolis. Boundaries for wards and districts are established so each member of the City Council and Park Board represents roughly the same number of people. Using data from the 2020 census, the Charter Commission is responsible for redrawing ward and district maps to account for shifts in population that took place over the past decade. The new ward and park district boundaries will be completed by March 29, 2022.
The formation of a Redistricting Advisory Group is the first step in the City’s redistricting process. The group’s nine members will work with the Charter Commission, collectively known as the Redistricting Group, to initiate an educational outreach and communications plan. Staff from the City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, the Office of the City Clerk, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Information Technology Department will support their work.
The Redistricting Advisory Group members are:
- David Aron
- Cynthia Callanan
- Veronica Cary
- Glen Johnson
- Jonathan Kim
- Kayseh Magan
- Anita Newhouse
- Isaac Russell
- Jennifer Schaal
The Redistricting Group holds a series of public listening sessions to prepare new Minneapolis ward and park district maps. The first of these listening sessions is 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 and will be virtual. The public can watch the session on:
Anyone may sign-up to speak live with the Redistricting Group. Sign-up forms are available online and must be completed at least 24 hours in advance of the listening session. The Office of the City Clerk will email a phone number and conference code to join the meeting by phone.
More information on Redistricting: minneapolismn.gov/redistricting.