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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wayzata City Council

Mayor Ken Willcox
952-475-0092
Term expires 12-31-16

Bridget Anderson
952-473-1169
Term Expires 12-31-16

Johanna McCarthy
612-803-3038
Term Expires 12-31-18

Andrew Mullin
952-476-2445
Term expires 12-31-16

Steven Tyacke
952-737 -6960
Term expires 12-31-18

City Government

Wayzata operates under the council/manager form of government. The City Council approves ordinances, contracts, major expenditures and most development applications. It also sets policy and overall direction for the City. The City Council appoints a City Manager to administer the City's business and handle day-to-day operations. The City Charter, adopted in 1928, and most recently revised in 1998, details city government structure and procedures.

City Council

The Wayzata City Council is composed of a Mayor and four Council Members. The Mayor and Council Members are elected at-large for a four-year term. The City Council typically meets at 7 PM on the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 600 Rice Street. The schedule may vary. The public is welcome to speak before the City Council about any item on the meeting agenda.

All City Council meetings are shown live on Mediacom cable TV users , WCTV- Channel 8, and r ebroadcasted throughout the week. Check wayzatacommmunitytv.org for the TV broadcast schedule or watch videos OnDemand. Meeting dates, agendas,  ackets and approved minutes are posted on the City's website, www.wayzata.org.

Council Meetings

The following guidelines have been established to ensure that
everyone can be heard and that all scheduled agenda items are
considered during the evening:

Meeting Rules of Conduct

  • Before meeting starts turn in white card for public forum
  • Before meeting starts turn in blue card for agenda item
  • Place cards in tray on staff table
  • Come to microphone when called
  • State name and address
  • Indicate if representing a group
  • Limit remarks to three minutes
  • If many speakers wish to address an issue, the Council may consider establishing a total length of time for public comment.
  • The Council typically adjourns at 10 PM. Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary to complete business. 
  • Citizens are requested to direct all comments to the Mayor and Council as a body, to maintain proper decorum at all times and to treat everyone with respect.

Meeting Structure

The City Council agenda is arranged in the following order:

  • Call to Order and Roll Call
  • Public Forum - Up to the first 15 minutes of each meeting is set aside for citizens to address the City Council about any item not contained on the meeting agenda. While the Council takes no official action on items discussed a t the forum, it may refer to City staff or commissions for a future report.
  • Minutes
  • Presentations and Announcements
  • General Business - New Business and Unfinished Business
  • City Manager's Report
  • Public Forum Continued (if necessary)
  • Adjournment

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