City Council Member
Gary Hansen was first elected to the Eagan City Council in 2008. He began his fourth term in January, 2019. He serves as acting mayor when needed this year in the mayor’s absence.
Mr. Hansen is a retired risk management professional and a commercial arbitrator. He previously served on and chaired the Eagan and Dakota County Planning Commissions. He is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association as an MSBA Assembly member and an Agricultural and Rural Law Section Council member. In addition, he is a Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni Board member and a charter member of the Eagan Kick-Start Rotary Club.
Councilmember Hansen is vice president of the Eagan Economic Development Authority, liaison to the Advisory Planning Commission, and serves on the Council’s Communications Committee. He represents Eagan on the Dakota Communications Center Board, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Board, and the Suburban Transit Association Board. He is a past president of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities (Metro Cities), and chairs the Metro Cities Metropolitan Agencies Policy Committee. In addition, he is a Metro Cities representative on the regional Transportation Advisory Board, which coordinates transportation and transit initiatives with the Metropolitan Council.