Contact the Mayor & Council
General questions should be directed to Little Canada City offices at:

Phone:  651-766-4029
Fax:  651-766-4048
Emailinfo@ci.little-canada.mn.us

Email all of the City Council members at once with your questions, comments or suggestions at council@ci.little-canada.mn.us.


 

John Keis, Mayor
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Term:  2017-2018

3094 Payne Avenue
Little Canada, MN 55117
Home Phone:  651-482-8774
E-mail:  john.keis@ci.little-canada.mn.us

John is recently retired and has lived in Little Canada since 1980 and, with his wife, Mary, has raised three children: Jennifer, John, and Jeff.  He has been a Member of the City Council since 2004 and served on the Planning Commission from 1991 to 2003.  He currently serves as one of the City's representatives on the Little Canada Firefighters' Relief Association and in the past has served on the Ramsey County League of Local Governments.  He is also a past president of the Little Canada Recreation Association.  John received a BA in Economics in 1974 from the University of St. Thomas. 

 
Tom Fischer, Council Member
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 Term:  2015-2018

2983 David Circle
Little Canada, MN 55117
Home Phone:  651-489-5585
E-mail:  tom.fischer@ci.little-canada.mn.us

Tom is a Program Manager for Medtronic Inc. and he has lived in Little Canada since 2005.  This is Tom’s first term as a member of the City Council after serving on the Planning Commission from 2009 through 2014.  Tom is also a member and past president of the Rice Street Athletic Club.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Business, specializing in Leadership & Management, from the University of St. Thomas.  Tom is single and enjoys hiking and biking on the trails throughout our community.

Christian Torkelson, Council Member
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Term:  2015-2018

2442 Rice Street #175
Little Canada, MN  55117
Home Phone:  651-395-0983
E-mail: christian.torkelson@ci.little-canada.mn.us  

Christian Torkelson has been a regular to the Little Canada area since the mid-nineties when he would visit Hub Hobby with his Grandfather. For the past five years Christian has lived on the city’s west side with his Grandmother Dee Rychlicki.  Christian considers himself a jack-of-all-trades with a wide variety of interests and skills.  He enjoys working with technology; his hobbies include graphic design, photography, videography and “Do It Yourself” handy projects.  He is passionate about working for the city and its residents and looks forward to working with you in the future.

Michael McGraw, Council Member
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Term:  2017-2020

179 Little Canada Road East, #338
Little Canada, MN 55117
Home Phone:  651-483-3339
E-mail:  michael.mcgraw@ci.little-canada.mn.us

Mike is a retired Richfield teacher.  He works for the Boston Bruins as an NHL scout and is in his thirteenth year with the organization.  Previous to his Boston employment, he worked nine years with the Anaheim Ducks in the same capacity. For the past ten years Michael has been a TV analyst for the boys' and girls' Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments for KSTC Channel 45.  Mike served on the Little Canada Planning Commission and was elected to the City Council in 2008.  Currently he is the City's representative to the Fire Relief Association.  Mike and his wife, Jeannie, have resided in Little Canada for forty years.

Rick Montour, Council Member
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Term: 2017-2020

2986 DeSoto Street
Little Canada, MN 55117
Home Phone:  651-482-8180
E-mail:  rick.montour@ci.little-canada.mn.us

Rick has lived in Little Canada since 1994.  Rick is an Account Manager for N. Wasserstrom & Sons of Columbus, OH.  Rick's current account is working with new and existing Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  He has served on the City Council since 2001, and was a member of the Planning Commission from 1996-2000.  Rick also represents the City on the North Suburban Communications Commission.  He is a member of the Little Canada Recreation Association and previously served on their board of directors.  Montour has a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas.  He and his wife, Barb, have two daughters: Katie and Jenny, and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren: Mackenzie and Carter.

 
   
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