Mayor & City Council

The City of Waconia is a statutory city with the Mayor / City Council having administrative and legislative responsibility. As the elected representatives of the community, the City Council establishes city policy and long-range community goals and exercises budgetary control through the adoption of an annual budget. The City Council has adopted the city's vision, mission, and priority goals for legislative priorities of the year.

Vision Statement
Waconia is a free-standing growth center that is friendly, self-reliant, and well managed.

Mission Statement
We are committed to providing an ideal mix of housing, commerce, health care, recreation, downtown vitality, natural resources, transportation planning, inter-generational charm, and life-long learning.
City leadership consists of a Mayor and four Council Members. The city is divided into two wards, each represented by two Council Members, who are elected to alternating 4-year terms. The Mayor is elected at-large for a 2-year term.


  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
      Council Chambers
      Waconia City Hall
      201 S. Vine St.
      Waconia, MN 55387
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When a legal holiday falls on a regular meeting date, the meeting will be conducted on Tuesday following the holiday.

The City Council meets regularly to consider ordinances, resolutions, and other such actions as may be required by law and circumstance. The various issues brought before the Council may be initiated by Council members, advisory commissions, administrative staff, or residents of the community.

Most regular meetings of the Council are broadcast on local cable channel 8 and are available for web streaming 48 hours after the meeting conclusion.