Shorewood has a five-member city council. The mayor and each of the four council members are voted into office by the residents to serve four-year terms. Five-member planning and park commissions made up of volunteer residents are appointed by the city council to serve as advisors to the council.

Other boards and committees residents can be involved with:
Minnetonka Community Education board - Currently Accepting Applications! Apply here
Lake Minnetonka Conservation District board
Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission board
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
Hennepin County boards

For more information on how to represent that city on any of these commissions or boards, contact the city at 952.960.7900, or send an email of inquiry.