Gov. Tim Walz is in the process of appointing a new member to the Metropolitan Council to replace Christopher Ferguson, who resigned his post as the District 3 representative on Jan. 31.
The person selected will be appointed to complete the remainder of Ferguson’s four-year term, which continues through Jan. 2, 2023.
District 3 includes Eden Prairie and 16 other cities, including Chanhassen, Excelsior, Minnetonka, and Wayzata.
The Minnesota Secretary of State will accept applications from residents who live in the district through March 4.
After the Metropolitan Council Nominating Committee reviews applications, qualified applicants will interview with the committee at public hearings. Hearings will take place virtually.
Following the public hearings, the Nominating Committee will make appointment recommendations to Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, who will select the council member to fill the vacancy.
Ferguson, a longtime Eden Prairie resident, is moving out of the district in March.
It is the second Met Council seat to recently open. Three finalists for the District 6 seat vacated by Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson are awaiting a decision by the governor’s office.
To apply for the District 3 opening, visit the Secretary of State website.