City Council

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.

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Doug Anderson
Mayor Doug Anderson
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First elected to Council: January 1, 2013
First elected as Mayor: January 3, 2017
Re-elected as Mayor: January 1, 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2022

 John Bermel
Council Member John Bermel 
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First elected to Council: January 4, 2021
Term expires: December 31, 2024
 Luke Hellier
Council Member Luke Hellier 
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First elected to Council: January 3, 2017
Term expires: December 31, 2024
Joshua Lee
Council Member Joshua Lee 
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First elected to Council: January 1, 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2022
 Michelle Volk
Council Member Michelle Volk
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First elected to Council: January 1, 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2022

Contact the City Council

  • Send an email to all five City Council members simultaneously.
  • To contact the City Council by phone, call 952-985-4410 to leave a message. You will receive a reply in a timely manner.
  • To contact City Council members individually, use the contact information below.
  • Mayor Doug Anderson has office hours at City Hall on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Call 952-985-4400 to schedule an appointment.


  • The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (moved to Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday)
  • City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville MN 55044

During those times you can watch the 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 webpage.

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
December 5, 2022Agenda (PDF)Not yet availableVideo
November 28 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)Minutes
November 21, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
November 15, 2022 - special meeting (audio only)Agenda (PDF)Minutes
November 7, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
October 24, 2022 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)MinutesAudio
October 17, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
October 3, 2022Agenda (PDF)MinutesVideo
September 26, 2022 - work session (audio only)Agenda (PDF)MinutesAudio
September 19, 2022Agenda (PDF)Minutes
September 6, 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.

2022 Legislative Priorities 

As the 2022 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
  • Expansion of Beer & Wine in Grocery/C-Stores
  • County Road 50/Interstate 35 Interchange Capacity
  • Storage of Railroad Cars Within Urban Residential Areas

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 2022 Legislative Priorities (PDF) as adopted at the December 20, 2021 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.