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Council Members
Mayor Mike Elliott
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center,  55430
phone: 612-460-1765
voice: 763-569-3449
Term of Office - 1/1/19 – 12/31/22
Held office since 1/1/19


Councilmember Marquita Butler, Mayor Pro Tem 2021
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center,  55430
phone:  763-350-9753
voice:  763-569-3446
Term of Office – 1/1/21 – 12/31/24
Held office since 1/1/17


Councilmember April Graves
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center,  55430
phone:  763-561-0413
voice:  763-569-3448
Term of Office – 1/1/19 – 12/31/22
Held office since 1/1/15


Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center,  55430
phone: 612-801-0770
voice: 763-569-3444
Term of Office – 1/1/21 – 12/31/24
Held office since 1/1/13


Councilmember Dan Ryan, Acting Mayor Pro Tem 2021
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center,  55430
phone: 763-535-4177
voice:  763-569-3445
Term of Office - 1/1/19 – 12/31/22
Held office since 1/1/07



Past City Council Members


City Council Meetings
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 health pandemic, the City of Brooklyn Center has closed facilities, suspended programs and events, and made several operational changes. 

During this time, there will not be any public access to meetings. Open Forum will not be displayed publicly during the virtual portion of the meeting, To participate in Open Forum, please contact the city clerk at 763-569-3306.


The City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

  • 6:00 PM Study Session
  • 6:45 PM Informal Open Forum
- Provides an opportunity for the public to address the Council on items which are not on the agenda. It may not be used to make personal attacks, to air personality grievances, to make political endorsements, or for political campaign purposes.
  • 7:00 PM Regular Session
  • Following Regular Session; Work Session

EDA and HRA
The City Council functions as the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Housing Redevelopment Authority (HRA) for the City. The City Manager serves as the Executive Director of both of these Authorities.

The EDA is responsible for the proper management of plans for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in the City and for recommending modifications to these plans to the City Council. The EDA activities are guided by Minnesota law regarding the conditions and qualifying uses for TIF and the Council policy direction on the specific eligible uses for TIF. Generally, Minnesota law requires that the use of TIF should: 
  • provide an impetus for economic development, increase employment opportunities, or promote other public benefit purposes as defined by the City;
  • conform with general plans for the development or redevelopment of the City;
  • support development that would not otherwise occur if solely dependent on private investment in the reasonably near future; and
  • afford the maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of the City as a whole, for development or redevelopment by private enterprise.

The HRA may buy, own, and sell land for housing and economic development purposes and engage in other housing and redevelopment activities consistent with Minnesota law.