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The Savage City Council consists of a mayor and four council members who each serve 4-year terms. City elections are held in November of even-numbered years.

The City Council is primarily responsible for making laws, setting policies, adopting budgets, and overseeing a wide-ranging agenda for the community. It also monitors the activities of the city administrator, city attorney, and other municipal departments and operations. Additionally, the Council appoints members to four advisory commissions.

Meetings

The City Council has an official meeting at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month in the City Council chambers. Council worksessions are held the second Monday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m. Agendas for both meetings are available from City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, the Friday prior to the meeting. Members of the City Council also act as the City's Economic Development Authority, which makes decisions on issues related to economic development.

Members


Mayor Janet Williams

Mayor Janet WilliamsCurrent Term

  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020**
  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019

Previous Terms

  • January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015 (Mayor)
  • January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011 (Mayor)
  • January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2007 (Council Member)

Committees

Fire Relief Committee; Burnsville/Savage Liaison Team; Scott County Liaison Team; SCALE; SCALE Executive Committee; Depot Task Force; Regional Joint Training Facility Executive Board; Credit River Township Liaison Team; The Municipal Legislative Commission

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Councilmember Bob Coughlen

Councilmember Bob CoughlenCurrent Term

  • January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022**
  • January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021

Committees

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority; SCALE Executive Committee; 169 Coalition.

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Councilmember Christine Kelly

Councilmember Christine KellyCurrent Term

  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020**
  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019

Previous Terms

  • January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015 (Council Member)
  • January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011 (Council Member)

 Committees

Burnsville/Savage Liaison Team; Depot Task Force; Regional Joint Training Facility Executive Board; Credit River Township Liaison Team; Municipal Legislative Commission.

Contact


Councilmember Gene Abbott

Councilmember Gene AbbottCurrent Term

  • January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022**
  • January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021

Previous Terms

  • January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017
  • January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013
  • January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2009 (Council Member)

Committees

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority; Credit River Township Liaison Team; I-35W Solutions Alliance; 169 Coalition.

Contact


Councilmember Matt Johnson

Councilmember Matt JohnsonCurrent Term

  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020**
  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019

Committees

Burnsville/Savage Liaison Team; I-35W Solution Alliance; Depot Task Force.

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** One-year term extension to align with Ordinance #800 (even-year elections), approved by City Council on 09/04/2018.