Mayor & City Council

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Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Seconds and Fourth Wednesday of each month
  • City Center
    515 Little Canada Road E
    Little Canada, MN 55117

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.


John Keis, City                Mayor

Mayor John Keis

Tom Fischer, Council Member

City Council Member Tom Fischer

Michael McGraw, Council Member

Michael McGraw

Teresa Miller, Council Member

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Christian Torkelson, Council Member

City Council Member Christian Torkelson


The City of Little Canada has a mayor-council form of government. The city council consists of a mayor and four council members, who are elected at large. The mayor serves a two-year term and the council members serve four-year, staggered terms. Local elections are held in November of even-numbered years.

Meetings are open to the public. Residents are encouraged to attend, watch them live on Little Canada's Cable TV Channel 16 or watch live meetings online. Additional Council meeting rebroadcast times are advertised on Channel 16. Residents may also watch the rebroadcast meetings online!

The City Administrator is responsible for the administration of policies and carrying out of City Council directives. Our Planning Commission advises the City Council on planning and zoning issues and our Parks and Recreation Commission makes recommendations to the Council on parks and recreation-related items.

Our Mission Statement

  • We endeavor to provide high quality, cost effective services which meet the needs of our customers.
  • We are committed to open communications, superior customer service, continuous improvement and accountability to the public.
  • We strive to apply city ordinances, regulations and policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • We work to enhance our unique identity, heritage, and quality of life.
  • We encourage city beautification, maintaining our natural environment, and pride in ownership.
  • We foster long term growth by proactively pursuing and assisting in high quality development and redevelopment.
  • We recognize the benefits and responsibilities our metropolitan location bestows and pledge to actively cooperate with other jurisdictions to address issues that impact our city and region.

Strategic Plan

The goal of a strategic plan is to establish a practical vision for the community and identify clear steps the City will take to achieve that vision.

The first step in this process was to create a practical vision for the next 3-5 years.  In May of 2019, the City Council, City staff, and representatives from the Parks & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission participated in a strategic planning retreat to create a strategic plan.  Nine visionary outcomes were identified for 2019-2025.  Those visionary outcomes were expanded into four strategic directions that were identified to help achieve this vision.

View the Strategic Plan here.