Mayor Gene Winstead

Phone: (952) 563-8782

Mayor Winstead has been a resident of Bloomington since 1975 and is married with three daughters and seven grandchildren. He is the owner of Ike’s restaurants in downtown Minneapolis and at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Public Service
Mayor Winstead, who began his service on the City Council in 1995 and was elected to his first term as mayor in 1999, is now serving his fourth term. In addition to his work on the City Council, Mayor Winstead is currently serving on Bloomington’s Port Authority, Bloomington United for Youth, and the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. He is a past member of the City’s Planning Commission, serving as its chairperson through the development of the Mall of America, and has served on several other community boards and foundations, including the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, the Bloomington Crime Prevention Association, and the Senior Community Services Board.

Professional Affiliations

  • Regional Council of Mayors
  • Municipal Legislative Commission
  • MSP Airport Foundation
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
  • Greater MSP Partner Advisory Council
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Bloomington Community Foundation

Mayor Gene Winstead
City of Bloomington

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