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Charter Commission

The Charter Commission is responsible for recommending changes to the City Charter. It consists of 11 members, recommended by the mayor and appointed by the District Court of Hennepin County. Commissioners are appointed for a four-year term. Members must be qualified voters in the city of Hopkins.


This Commission meets at least once annually. The Charter Commission last met on May 13, 2014. The 2015 meeting will be held on February 10.


  • Chair
    Emily Wallace-Jackson
    First term expires 3/05/12
  • Vice-Chair
    Karen Jensen
    Second term expires 6/16/14
  • Dorothy Boen
    Third term expires 8/02/15
  • David Day
    Third term expires 8/02/15
  • Roger Gross
    Third term expires 1/06/11
  • Fran Hesch
    Third term expires 6/16/14
  • Roger Johnson
    Second term expires 5/02/14
  • Steve Lewis
    Second term expires 8/02/15
  • Jerre Miller
    First term expires 9/26/08



  • 2015 Charter Commission Meeting
    February 10, 6:30 pm
    Conference Room, Hopkins Center for the Arts
    Agenda Packet


  • Staff Liaison
    Assistant City Manager

  • To contact members of the Charter Commission, write to Hopkins City Hall or