Council Profiles

Mayor Elise Ryan

Elise Ryan was elected Mayor in 2018 after having served on the city council since January 2015. Prior to City Council, Elise served on the Chanhassen Park & Recreation Commission from 2008-2014. She earned her BA from the University of Oregon and her Master's Degree in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She worked in sales and marketing for Nike, Target, and a number of small firms before staying home full-time. Elise is an active volunteer in a variety of local organizations. In addition to volunteering at Excelsior Elementary, she was Vice-Chair of Minnetonka school district's C.A.S.E. (Community Action for Student Education); Assistant Varsity girls' tennis coach for Eden Prairie high school; a member and chair of Mount Calvary Church parent board, a member of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and continues to help manage her children's youth sports teams. Elise has lived in Chanhassen since 2006 with her husband Pat. They have two young children. Contact Elise by email or at 612-703-0598.

Council Member Jerry McDonald

Jerry McDonald was appointed to the city council in 2007 to fulfill an existing vacancy, and then elected in 2008. Jerry was reappointed to the city council on January 11, 2021. Jerry has a BS/EET degree from Western Kentucky University, an MBA from Xavier University and a JD from Hamline University. Jerry is the owner of the legal firm of the Law Office of Jerry A. McDonald, PLC located in Chanhassen. Before he was appointed to the Council, he was a member of the Chanhassen Planning Commission for three years and served as chairman for two years. Jerry also is a past member of the Chanhassen Rotary and active with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee. Jerry and his wife Carol have 4 children. Contact Jerry by email or by calling 952-253-1406.

Council Member Lucy Rehm

Lucy Rehm was elected to the City Council in 2020. Prior to the City Council, Lucy served on the Environmental Commission in 2020. Lucy has a BA in English with a minor in French from the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University. After college, Lucy taught English at a small high school for girls in Hokkaido, Japan. She subsequently taught in Sapporo and Yokohama before returning back to Minnesota. Following that, Lucy's main occupation was raising her three children. She also worked at the Ordway theater and the Chanhassen and Victoria Libraries and has done volunteer work with several non profits. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys attending concerts and live theatre but also loves long walks in nature and traveling. Please contact Lucy by email, on Twitter @lucyforchan, or at 612-275-4351.


uncil Member Haley Schubert

Haley Schubert was elected to the City Council in 2020. Prior to City Council, Haley served on the Park & Recreation Commission from 2019-2020. Haley attended Marquette University in Milwaukee with a double major in Math and Spanish and a minor in Economics. She is currently the Logistics and Quality Manager at Quantum Controls in Chanhassen. Haley is also a long-time member of the Chanhassen Evening Rotary Club. Haley and her husband Erik are also the Facility Managers of the aquarium at Scheels in Eden Prairie. Haley is a lifelong resident of Chanhassen and lives with her husband and two rescue dogs, Abby and Luna in the "Old Town" neighborhood. Haley enjoys scuba diving, CrossFit, playing with her dogs, gardening, and hanging out with her husband. Please contact Haley by email or at 612-269-2228.

Council Member Dan Campion

Dan Campion was first elected to the City Council in 2014. Prior to City Council, Dan served on each the Chanhassen Park & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission.  He is currently the Director and General Manager of the High Performance Contactors (HPC) business within the Interface Solutions Group (ISG) at Cohu Inc., which is an industry leader in providing semiconductor test solutions.  Dan earned both BS Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota.  Dan and his wife, Nicole, have two young children and have lived in Chanhassen since 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his children's sports teams for baseball, softball, football, and basketball. You can reach Dan by email or at 612-865-9729.
2021 City Council

Chanhassen City Council members from left to right: Council member Jerry McDonald, Council member Dan Campion, Mayor Elise Ryan, Council member Haley Schubert, and Council member Lucy Rehm.