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Gov Gab: City of Eagan, MN (Ep. 3)

Brian Ondrako

  • Episode 3
  • 30 mins

On episode 3 of the Gov Gab podcast series, we sit down with Eagan, Minnesota Mayor Mike Maguire. We have a wide-ranging conversation about how he progressed from being on the Council to running for Mayor, as well as, many discussions around long-range planning, working in a bipartisan way with other members of the Council, and looking out for citizens and employees of the city.

About Mayor Maguire

After serving as a City Council Member from 2003-2007, Mike Maguire, Eagan's 8th Mayor, was first in 2006 and is currently serving his fourth term.

Mayor Maguire has a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in Boston, a master's degree from Mankato State University, completed doctoral course work at Indiana University and was selected to participate in the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute's Policy Forum Fellows Program. Mayor Maguire has taught public speaking and communication at St. Olaf College among others and is a public affairs and media relations professional.

As Mayor, he is part of the City Council's Finance & Personnel Committees, represents Eagan on the Board of the Municipal Legislative Commission, and serves as a member of the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Mayor Maguire is also a member of the Regional Council of Mayors’ and is a Regional Leader on Housing Policy and Community Development. Mayor Maguire has served as Chair of the Municipal Legislative Commission, President of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, on the League of Minnesota Cities Board of Directors and on Governor Dayton's Task Force on Housing.

Mike and his wife Janelle have lived in Eagan since they were married in 1995 and their son Ian attends the Minnesota School of Environmental Studies in ISD 196.

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