Jan Callison serves as Chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, representing the 6th District, which includes all or part of the following cities: Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.
Jan was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. In 2015, Jan was elected Chair of the County Board.
As a group, county commissioners provide leadership and oversight for county government. Services provided by Hennepin County include transportation and public works, health programs, libraries, social services, law enforcement, corrections, public records and environmental services.
Commissioners do much of their work in committees with each commissioner sitting as a member of each committee. Jan serves on the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (Vice-Chair) and the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The County Board re-appointed Jan to the Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) Board. The HHS Board governs the operations of Hennepin County Medical Center.
Jan also serves as a board representative to groups such as the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Advisory Board, Southwest Light Rail Transit Corridor Management Committee, Southwest Light Rail Transit Executive Change Control Board, Southwest Light Rail Transit Community Works Steering Committee, the US Hwy 169 Corridor Coalition, the I-35W Solutions Alliance, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Minneapolis Arts Institute Board, MSP Regional Economic Development Partnership, and the Hennepin-University Partnership.
Additionally, Jan serves in her individual capacity on the board of directors of Relate, and CornerHouse. Jan’s introduction to government service began in Minnetonka where she was elected mayor in 2005 following 12 years of service as an at-large member of the City Council.
Jan earned degrees from Morningside College, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. She has worked as in-house legal counsel, taught as an adjunct legal professor, and served as executive director of a non-profit.
Jan and husband Fred Reuning have lived in Hennepin County’s western suburbs since 1987 where they raised three children who attended the Minnetonka Public Schools.