City Council

Luke HellierMayor Luke Hellier
Email Luke Hellier
612-237-2551
First elected to Council: January 3, 2017
First elected as Mayor: January 3, 2023
Term expires: December 31, 2026
John BermelCouncil Member John Bermel
Email John Bermel
612-709-0180
First elected to Council: January 4, 2021
Term expires: December 31, 2024
Joshua LeeCouncil Member Joshua Lee
Email Joshua Lee
763-245-3677
First elected to Council: January 1, 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2026
Michelle VolkCouncil Member Michelle Volk
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952-270-7125
First elected to Council: January 1, 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2026
Dan WolterCouncil Member Dan Wolter
Email Dan Wolter
952-479-0020
First appointed to Council: January 17, 2023
Term expires: December 31, 2024

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Meetings

  • Regular meetings: The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (moved to Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday) at Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Avenue
  • Work sessions: The 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeville Water Treatment Facility, 18400 Ipava Avenue

During those times you can watch the regular meetings live on this website. If a holiday occurs on the meeting date, the Council meets on the following evening. Council meetings are televised on Spectrum channel 180 and are also available for online viewing after each meeting.

You can request interpretive services or a hearing assist device by calling 952-985-4407 and giving us a minimum of 48 hours notice.

You can also request the use of our new device called the UbiDuo 3, wireless communication that enables people who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate easily and effectively with staff and to interact instantly with each other face-to-face at any time and any place. You can request use of this device by calling 952-985-4407. Please allow four hours notice. Learn more about the device on our Communications web page.

Most Recent City Council Activity

Archived Council Agendas, Minutes, Videos

Council agendas, minutes and meeting videos for the past three months are posted here. If you are looking for agendas or minutes from prior meetings not listed, call the City Clerk at 952-985-4404 or browse the electronic archives in our Laserfiche system.

Meeting dateAgendaMinutesVideo/Audio
January 23, 2023 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)Not yet availableAudio
January 17, 2023Agenda (PDF)Not yet availableVideo
January 9, 2023 - special meetingAgenda (PDF)Not yet available-
January 3, 2023 - special meetingAgenda (PDF)Minutes
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January 3, 2023Agenda (PDF)MinutesVideo
December 22, 2022 - special meeetingAgenda (PDF)Minutes-
December 19, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
Video
December 19, 2022 - special meeting (closed meeting)
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December 5, 2022Agenda (PDF)MinutesVideo
November 28 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)Minutes
Audio
November 21, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
Video
November 15, 2022 - special meeting (audio only)Agenda (PDF)Minutes
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November 7, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
Video
October 24, 2022 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)MinutesAudio
October 17, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
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Mission Statement

The City of Lakeville provides the foundation for healthy neighborhoods and successful businesses by investing in comprehensive planning, high-quality and efficient services, citizen participation, and effective partnerships.

Envision Lakeville

In 2013 the Lakeville City Council initiated a citywide visioning process called Envision Lakeville (PDF). The purpose of the visioning process was to bring people together to share opinions and ideas about what they "envision" for the future of Lakeville. The process included input from residential, commercial, and industrial property owners as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations and a task force of community members appointed by the City Council.
 
For more information, visit the Envision Lakeville webpage.

2023 Legislative Priorities 

As the 2023 Minnesota State Legislature gets underway, there will be many legislative initiatives and bills considered.  The adoption of legislative priorities is intended to portray the City's positions on a variety of issues and to communicate Lakeville’s position on a variety of significant legislative topics to our residents, legislators, county and state officials, lobbying organizations and other interested parties. The document has been reformatted and the legislative priorities updated to focus on the most important issues facing the City that have the greatest chance of receiving attention during the legislative year. These issues include:

  • Regional Public Safety Training Facility
  • State Mandates on Local Authority
  • Post Office Improvements
  • Storage of Railroad Cars within Urban Residential Areas
  • County Road 50/Interstate 35 Interchange Capacity

As in previous years the document also lists additional legislative priorities and initiatives that are important to the City that will be monitored throughout the legislative session in case the issues arise.

Review the complete report of the City of Lakeville's 2023 Legislative Priorities (PDF) as adopted at the December 5, 2022 City Council meeting. If you have any questions regarding the legislative priorities, contact the City of Lakeville Administration Department at 952-985-4403.

School Road Safety Task Force Report

The School Road Safety Task Force (PDF) was formed in response to calls for safety improvements to County and City roads as well as calls to improve the ability of students to safely walk or ride bicycles to and from their schools. 

Lakeville City Council Members are elected at-large to represent the entire community and are empowered by law to legislate citywide policy. This includes the authority to pass and enforce ordinances, establish public and administrative policies, create advisory boards and commissions, and manage the City's financial operations including preparing a budget, auditing expenditures, and transacting other City business as required by law. The City Council also serves as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) for the City. The City Council appoints a City Administrator who directs City staff on implementation of Council decisions and providing day-to-day City operations.