About Mayor & Council

City Council Outside of City Hall from Left to Right: Vince Workman, Dan Kealey, Cara Schulz, Dan Gu

Burnsville has one Mayor, and four City Council Members who serve four-year terms. The terms are staggered so that two Council members elected every two years, and the Mayor is elected every four years during the General Election. All City of Burnsville elected officials serve the community at-large.

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Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth KautzElizabeth Kautz

Mayor
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Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Elizabeth Kautz is the Mayor of the City of Burnsville. She was elected Mayor in 1994 and re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Community Involvement

Mayor Kautz is the City Council liaison to these city commissions, committees or community initiatives:

  • Economic Development Commission
  • Burnsville Community Foundation
  • Burnsville International Festival Committee

She is also affiliated with the following state and regional agencies:

  • Municipal Legislative Commission
  • Regional Council of Mayors
  • Savage/Burnsville Joint Council Committee
  • Metro Cities Policy Committee-Metropolitan Agencies

Burnsville City Council Member Dan GustafsonDan Gustafson

City Council Member
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Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Dan Gustafson was elected to the Burnsville City Council in 2005, 2008 and again in 2016.

Community Involvement

Dan Gustafson is the City Council liaison to these city commissions, committees or community initiatives:

  • Experience Burnsville (Convention & Visitors Bureau)

He is also affiliated with the following state and regional agencies:

  • League of Minnesota Cities-Improving Local Economies Committee
  • I-35W Solutions Alliance, Alternate
  • Dakota Broadband JPA
  • Dakota Communications Center (DCC) Board (Alternate)

Burnsville City Council Member Dan KealeyDan Kealey

City Council Member
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Term Expires - December 31, 2022

Dan Kealey was elected to the Burnsville City Council in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Community Involvement

Dan Kealey is the City Council liaison to these city commissions, committees or community initiatives:

  • Heart of the City Race Board
  • Burnsville Fire Muster Board

He is also affiliated with the following state and regional agencies:

  • I-35W Solutions Alliance
  • Metro Cities Policy Committee-Transportation & General Government
  • Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
  • Minnesota Transportation Alliance
  • Suburban Transit Authority

Burnsville City Council Member Cara SchulzCara Schulz

City Council Member
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Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Cara Schulz was elected to the Burnsville City Council in 2016.


Community Involvement

Cara Schulz is the City Council liaison to these city commissions, committees or community initiative:

  • Parks & Natural Resources Commision
  • Burnsville International Festival Committee (alternate)
  • Black Dog Watershed Management Organization
  • Multi-Family Housing Managers

She is also affiliated with the following state and regional agencies:

  • Dakota Communications Center (DCC) Board of Directors
  • Metro Cities Policy Committee-Housing and Economic Development
  • League of Minnesota Cities-Housing & Economic Development

Burnsville City Council Member Vince WorkmanVince Workman

City Council Member
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Term Expires - December 31, 2022

Vince Workman was elected to the Burnsville City Council in 2018.

Community Involvement

Vince Workman is the City Council liaison to these city commissions, committees or community initiatives: 

  • Planning Commission
  • Burnsville Fire Muster Board
  • Burnsville Historical Society
  • Savage/Burnsville Joint Council Committee

He is also affiliated with the following state and regional agencies:

  • League of Minnesota Cities-Improving Fiscal Future
  • Metro Cities Policy Committee-Municipal Revenues
  • Dakota Broadband JPA (alternate)