Mayor & City Council

Purpose


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


A thriving, connected community with deep roots; a great place to live for a lifetime.

Mission Statement


A City that leads, serves, and governs to enhance the quality of life for all community members.

Our Values

The City Council has identified values that reflect the desires and expectations for our work:
  • Resiliency - maintaining, reacting to the unexpected, being adaptable
  • Stewardship - caring for our fiscal health, environment, and assets (people and infrastructure) 
  • Embracing Diversity - providing a welcoming and engaging environment for all
  • Health & Safety - encouraging and providing resources for healthy living and a safe environment
  • Innovation - willing to try new things, managing risk, and celebrating success

​Our Priorities

The City Council has identified priorities for the long-term health, strength, and vitality of the community.
  • People & Connections - engaging people and maximizing the potential of our community and staff
  • Infrastructure - managing, maintaining, and improving our current and future physical assets
  • Fiscal Responsibility - managing and planning for short and long term needs
  • Environment - protecting the quality of our land, air, trees, natural space, water, and lakes
  • Housing - partnering to create housing for our evolving community
  • Development - attracting, re-imagining, and maintaining quality businesses and jobs while embracing change in the community
Members
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.

Meetings

  • 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.

Topics
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.
 

Videos
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.