Mayor Jim Hovland

Contact Email:
Phone: (612) 874-8550

Public Service

  • Mayor of Edina (2005-present)
  • Edina City Council (1997-2005)

Regional/State Involvement

  • Co-Chair, Regional Council of Mayors
  • Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) to the Met Council
  • SW LRT Corridor Management Committee
  • SW LRT Community Works Steering Committee – Vice Chair
  • Municipal Legislative Commission – (Chair – present)
  • MSP Export Initiative – Committee member
  • Greater MSP Partner Advisory Council
  • GEARS Board for Counties Transit Improvement Board (2008-present) (Chair – 2012)
  • Highway 169 Coalition Steering Committee (2008 – present)

Nonprofit Involvement

  • Edina Community Foundation (Board Member – current)
  • Edina Morningside Rotary Club

Mayor Hovland is an attorney with the law firm of Hovland & Rasmus, P.A.. Practice areas include litigation, business, general practice, professional negligence and personal injury law. Mayor Hovland lives in Edina with his wife, LaRae. He has two grown children and six grandchildren.

B.A., University of North Dakota – 1969
J.D., University of Colorado – 1972

Mayor James Hovland
City of Edina

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