Jan Callison serves as Hennepin County Commissioner representing the 6th District, which includes all or part of the following cities: Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.
Jan was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
As a group, county commissioners provide leadership and oversight for county government. Services provided by Hennepin County include transportation and public works, health programs, libraries, social services, law enforcement, corrections, public records and environmental services.
Commissioners do much of their work in committees with each commissioner sitting as a member of each committee. Jan serves as Vice Chair of the County Board, Chair of Budget and Capital Investment Committee, Vice Chair of the Public Works, Energy and Environment Committee and as Treasurer of the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority. The County Board also appointed Jan to the Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) Board. The HHS Board governs the operations of Hennepin County Medical Center.
Jan also serves as a board representative to groups such as the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Advisory Board, Southwest Light Rail Transit Corridor Management and Southwest Light Rail Transit Community Works Steering committees, the Transportation Interchange Working Group, the I-35W Solutions Alliance, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission, the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (Secretary-Treasurer) and the Hennepin-University Partnership.
Additionally, Jan serves in her individual capacity on the following non-profit boards: the Minnesota Housing Partnership, the YWCA of Minneapolis, and CornerHouse. Jan’s introduction to government service began in Minnetonka where she was elected mayor in 2005 following 12 years of service as an at-large member of the City Council. Her professional career as a lawyer included stints as in-house counsel for a Fortune 1000 company, private practice and as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell School of Law. She has three years management experience as Executive Director of the nonprofit West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust.
Jan earned degrees from Morningside College, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School.
Jan and husband Fred Reuning have lived in Hennepin County’s western suburbs since 1987 where they raised three children who attended the Minnetonka Public Schools.
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