Amber Greves, 34, has been selected to fill an open Minnetonka City Council seat.
She was chosen by the council from among 37 candidates in a competitive process to fill the at-large council seat left open by Terry Schneider, who is now mayor. Schneider succeeded former Mayor Jan Callison, who was elected to the Hennepin County Board.
Greves most recently served on the city's Park Board. Several city council members said that experience was important in their decision to appoint her.
Before making the appointment, City Council members said Greves has the community experience that they were looking for and promises to bring a new perspective to a council otherwise made up of middle-aged white men.
The seat will be open to election next fall.
Greves is a speech-language pathologist for the Minnetonka School District and North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. She and her husband, Jason, and their three children have lived in Minnetonka for six years.
She will be sworn into office Feb. 9.