Board of Commissioners

Three Rivers Park District is governed by an independent, seven-member Board of Commissioners. Five members of the board are elected from districts in suburban Hennepin County, and two members are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

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Penny Steele

Bikers ride on a regional trail

Penny Steele

District 1 Representative | 763.559.6730

“I think the Park District has done a very fine job of environmental stewardship of the natural resources under their governance. The legacy they have preserved for future generations is a wonderful benefit for the people of this region and throughout the state. I would look to make sure that we have the district’s financial future preserved as well. By careful strategic planning for the maintenance and preservation of these remarkable assets, we will preserve them for future generations to benefit from and enjoy.”

District 1:

Corcoran • Greenfield • Hanover • Independence • Long Lake • Loretto • Maple Plain • Medicine Lake • Medina • Minnetrista • Minnetonka Beach • Mound • New Hope • Orono — Precincts 1, 3 & 4 • Plymouth • Rockford • Rogers • Spring Park • St. Bonifacius • Wayzata

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Jennifer DeJournett

A man and his son fish on the side of a river

Jennifer DeJournett

District 2 Representative | 763.559.6770

“I hope to work collaboratively with our surrounding communities to continue to provide unique opportunities in the Park District. It is my desire to continue to provide a fiscally-sustainable park system that will provide a lasting legacy for future generations to continue to connect and enjoy natural habitat.”

District 2:
Brooklyn Park: All precincts except W1-O & W1-R • Champlin • Dayton • Maple Grove • Osseo

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Daniel Freeman

A man fishes from a boat on a lake

Daniel Freeman

Vice Chair, District 3 Representative | 763.559.6776

“I am just amazed at the variety of outdoor experiences offered by the Park District through its great array of parks and trails. The parks have activities for all ages and really try to enhance the outdoor experience for the park visitors."

District 3:
Brooklyn Center • Brooklyn Park: Only precincts W1-O & W1-R • Crystal • Golden Valley • Hopkins—Precinct 2 • Robbinsdale • St. Anthony • St. Louis Park

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John Gunyou

bikers on a regional trail

John Gunyou

Chair, District 4 Representative | 763.694.2033

“My dad taught me long ago that we don’t plant trees for ourselves; we plant them for our grandchildren. I am particularly proud of Three Rivers’ foresight and stewardship that has permanently preserved tens of thousands of acres of prairies and woodlands, wetlands and waterways, parks and trails — a legacy that makes our communities truly special.”

District 4:
Deephaven • Edina • Excelsior • Greenwood • Hopkins: All precincts except 2 • Minnetonka • Orono: Precinct 2 • Richfield: All precincts except 6 & 9 • Shorewood • Tonka Bay • Woodland

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John Gibbs

cross country skier

John Gibbs

District 5 Representative | 763.694.2086

"Hyland Lake Park Reserve is my favorite place in Three Rivers Park District because it provides something for everyone in all seasons of the year. I love to bike and in-line skate on the paved trails and cross-country ski there in the winter. My kids learned to ski at Hyland Hills Ski Area and took field trips to Richardson Nature Center. It’s an amazing place because you can immerse yourself in nature even though you’re just minutes from some of the busiest places in the metro area."

District 5:
Bloomington • Chanhassen • Eden Prairie • Fort Snelling • Richfield: Precincts 6 & 9

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Gene Kay

Mountain biker

Gene Kay

Hennepin County Board Appointee | 763.559.6730

“I believe that Three Rivers Parks provide some of the most varied and highest quality parks and recreation facilities in the country. My friends from other areas can’t believe the trails and parks we have here.”

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Steven Antolak

picnic area

Steven Antolak

Hennepin County Board Appointee | 763.694.7696

“We’ve made great strides in connecting all residents of suburban Hennepin County to one of the premier park systems in the country, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to continue those efforts.”


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