Penny Steele

District 1 Representative
Recreation, Education & Natural Resources Committee Chair

Penny Steele was re-elected to serve on the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners by voters of District 1 in November of 2016. She has served on the board since 2013.

Penny’s public sector experience includes serving for four terms (14 years) as a Hennepin County Commissioner. She also has served as chair of several metropolitan (multi-county) joint powers boards, including the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, the 911 Board, the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, and the Refuse Derived Fuel Board.

Additionally, Penny has served as a member of the State Radio Board, the Solid Waste Coordinating Board, the Metropolitan Library Service Agency, Metronet, the Highway 55 Coalition, the Transportation Advisory Board, the Hennepin History Museum Board and as a trustee on the governing board for Hennepin County Medical Center. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from St. Olaf College. She lives in Rogers.

A bridge in a serene park


Favorite place in Three Rivers Park District

Raising our sons in Plymouth, we spent many hours at French Regional Park. I have very fond memories of the hours we spent swimming and watching them play at the “rope park,” as they loved to call it. We also spent summers picking a different park each week and going there with a picnic lunch for a carefree afternoon.

Penny's term expires December 31, 2020.