Minnesota Governor's Residence - Governor's Residence Council and Staff

Governor's Residence Council and Staff

In 1980, in an effort to establish more consistent management for the house, the Legislature authorized the State Ceremonial Building Council. In 1983, the name was changed to the Governor's Residence Council.

The council has 19 members: the Commissioner of Administration, the governor's spouse, the executive director of the Arts Board, the director of the Minnesota Historical Society, one member each from the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate, and 13 members appointed by the governor. The council develops restoration plans, approves alterations, and solicits contributions for improvements or furnishings for public areas of the building.

There are five staff members at the mansion: a manager, an assistant manager, a chef, a housekeeper, and a groundskeeper. At times during the summer, Minnesota Historical Society guides offer tours free of charge to the public.

  • 2007 Holiday Children's Tree in music room.

  • Hockey table game in basement.

  • Clock by south hallway.

  • Old telephone instrument.

  • Trick-or-treating at the front gate.

  • Residence in winter.

  • Residence in summer.

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