Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Appoint John Pacheco, Jr. to Metropolitan Council
ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of John Pacheco, Jr. as District 6 Council member on the Metropolitan Council (Met Council) for a term expiring on January 2, 2023. Met Council District 6 serves Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, St. Louis Park, and a portion of Minneapolis.
“I’m honored to appoint John Pacheco, Jr.,” said Governor Walz. “The Met Council plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth and development not only for the metro, but all of Minnesota. As a former Council member and President of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, John is well prepared to help create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy for Minnesotans.”
“John Pacheco, Jr. is an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of including and elevating the priorities of underrepresented communities,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I’m hopeful to see John take on this appointment to the Metropolitan Council.”
“I would like to thank Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan for providing me with an opportunity to serve on the Metropolitan Council,” said Pacheco. “The Council has great responsibilities impacting the day to day lives of the people in the metro area and the state. I look forward to serving as the representative for District 6.”