Board Member
City Council Member
Eagan, MN


Gary Hansen was first elected to the Eagan City Council in 2008. He began his fifth term in January, 2023. He is a retired risk management professional and a commercial arbitrator. He serves as secretary of the DMO Board; Executive Committee member; Campaign Council, and Governance, Finance, and Nominating Committees member; and chair of Minnesota DMO.

Mr. Hansen serves on the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Executive Committee, his local Senate District Central Committee and the Statewide and South Metro DFL Senior Caucus Boards. A Mitchell Hamline School of Law graduate, he is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is a charter member of the Eagan Kick-Start Rotary Club.

Councilmember Hansen represents Eagan on the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and Suburban Transit Association Boards, and is the Suburban Transit Association representative on the regional Transportation Advisory Board, which coordinates transportation and transit initiatives with the Metropolitan Council. He also serves on the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Federal Advocacy Committee.

Mr. Hansen is a past president of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities (Metro Cities). He serves on Metro Cities and League of Minnesota Cities legislative policy committees, and in the Minnesota Cities Climate Coalition.