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Join us as we welcome Met Council Member Steven Chavez, who will address the current legal and policy issues facing the Twin Cities’ regional planning board. An attorney, Commissioner Chavez will discuss the reasons that drew him to seek appointment to the Council, and will review a number of the significant projects the Met Council is working on, including the new Green Line LRT, and the legal process known as “municipal consent” for the proposed Southwest LRT.
Steve Chávez is a legal executive with a high profile, broad practice serving Fortune 500 and mid cap corporate clients in diverse industries headquartered in the Twin Cities area. Presently, he conducts his multi-national transactional practice from his office in Eagan, which includes government relations, ethics, compliance, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, business continuity planning and strategic planning. Since his appointment by Governor Dayton to the Metropolitan Council in March 2011, Steve serves the Council as its co-chair of the Housing Policy Plan Working Group, chair of the Litigation Review Committee, vice chair of the Management Committee, member of the Audit Committee, Community Development Committee, Thrive MSP 2040 Working Group, Cedar Avenue Transitway Policy Advisory Committee, Robert Street Steering Committee and liaison for the Council to the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Steve earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame, Indiana and his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Speaker: Metropolitan Council Member Steven T. Chávez
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