Alene Tchourumoff


Metropolitan Council




As just the second full-time chair of the Met Council, Alene Tchourumoff has a lot on her hands. She took over in June after Adam Duininck stepped down to move into a government affairs role for a labor union. In the last year of the Dayton administration, she’ll need to deftly manage construction of Southwest LRT—which she already sent back for rebidding this fall—and navigate the tricky politics of an organization frequently under fire by the GOP and one that will surely again be threatened with “reform” in the upcoming legislative session.