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City Planning and Zoning Commission

Mayor Appointment W/Council Approval
Meet 2nd Monday of Month - City Hall Council Chambers - 7:00 p.m.
5-year terms - 7 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Benjamin Nichols (Chair)1/7/17-563-379-6315
Brian Cook1/7/19-563-382-6530
Nathan Thompson1/7/20-563-277-0086
Jarrad Walter1/7/19-512-577-0422
Barbara Massman1/7/22-563-382-5712
Stan Moellers1/7/20-563-382-9364
LLew Jenkins1/7/21-563-517-1102

Board of Adjustment of Zoning

Board of Adjustment of Zoning

Council Appointment
Meet 2nd Monday of Month - City Hall Council Chambers- 5:00 p.m.
5-year terms - 5 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
John Moeller (Chair)12/7/17563-382-8159
Steve Johnson12/7/18563-382-5852
Janelle Pavlovec12/7/19563-380-8841
Sue Sander12/7/20563-382-8172

Airport Commission

Mayor Appointment w/Council approval
Meet 2nd Wednesday of Month - Decorah Municipal Airport Lounge - 4:00 pm
6-year terms - 5 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Keith Fabien12/5/191/6/14-
David Bakken12/5/18--
Brett Willie12/5/222/18/02-
Russell Norris12/5/2112/7/15-
Kevin Thompson12/5/22 12/19/16-
Mike Connell--Fixed Base Operator 382-8338

Library Board of Trustees

Mayor appointment w/council approval
Meet 2nd Thursday of month - Library - 4:00 p.m.
6-year terms - 9 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Pat Anderson7/1/20--
Cheryl Pellet7/1/20--
Alexandra White7/1/20--
James Rhodes7/1/18--
Scott Fjelstul7/1/18--
Ed Brooks7/1/22Rural Representative-
Robert Fede7/1/22--
Andrea Beckendorf7/1/22--

Park & Recreation Commission

Elected - 4 year terms - 5 members
Meet 3rd Thursday of Month, Council Chambers City Hall, 7:00 p.m. (subject to change)
3/3/95 board voted 4 to 1 terms be changed from 6 to 4 years. Ordinance passed 5/16/95

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Kathy Bakken12/31/19--
Richard Gaard12/31/19--
Jeff O'Gara12/31/1910/2/06-
Cindy Albers12/31/17--
Shirley Vermace12/31/17--

Civil Service Commission

Mayor appointment w/council approval
6 years terms - 3 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Larry Stevenson, Chm1st Monday in April 20202/18/02-
Georgie Schweinefus1st Monday in April 20188/16/10-
Collyn Bridges1st Monday in April 20225/3/04-

Low Rent Housing Agency

Mayor appointment w/council approval
2-year terms - 5 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Norma Smith6/9/1811/19/07-
Jim Burns6/9/18--
Annemarie Stockman6/9/188/3/2015-
Jeremy Jostand6/9/1712/21/15-
Cynthia Peterson6/9/176/17/13-
Laura Olson, Director--382-1055 ext 146

TIF/LMI Commission - Est by Ordinance 1/22/13

3 year terms (no more than 2 consecutive terms) - 5 members
1 - Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
1 - City Council Member
2 - Mayor appointment At-Large
All members affirmed by Council

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
John Beard-3/18/17-
Bob Felde-3/18/18-
Steve Luse-3/18/19-
Keith Bruening-3/18/17-
Jan Heikes-3/18/18-

Decorah Tree Committee

Council appointment
Meet Last Thursday of Month, City Hall Council Chambers, 7:00 p.m.
7 members - 3 year terms - as terms expire change expiration to reflect year end per committee request 3/00

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Jeremy Brill12/31/17--
Roger Timp12/21/17--
Peter VanderLinden12/31/18--
Mark Faldet12/31/18-563-387-1425
Dick Guilgot12/31/18--
Mike Weis12/31/18--

Solid Waste Committee

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Dave Pahlas---

Cable TV Commission

Cable TV Commission - appointed 12/3/01

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Randy Borseth1/1/20--
Dave Pahlas1/1/20--
Daniel Kirkeby, Chm1/1/18--
Duane Bruening1/1/18--
Dennis Ellingson1/1/18--

Human Rights Commission

Formed January 2006

Mayoral appointment with Council approval Meet 1st Tuesday of month, City Hall Council Chambers, 5:30 p.m. 3 year staggered terms – 7 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Pedro dos Santos2/1/17-563-387-1250
Joseph Kremer2/1/18--
Carol Hemesath2/1/17-563-380-8505
Lorraine Borowski2/1/18-563-382-3117
Kathryn Thompson2/1/19-507-319-4469
Amalia Vagts2/1/18-563-382-6277


Historical Preservation Commission

Historical Preservation Commission - Appointed 7/2/07

Mayor appointment with Council approval. Meets 2 nd Tuesday of the month, City Hall Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. 3 year staggered terms – 7 members

NameTerm ExpiresAppointmentPhone
Tony Clark6/30/19-563-419-5232
Kris Lynch6/30/19-563-382-8040
Diane Scholl6/30/18-563-382-4802
Mark Muggli6/30/19-563-382-9863
Jody Holland6/30/18-563-277-1777
Judy Vander Linden6/30/17-563-382-4282

For more information on duties and functions of each board, please see the Decorah Municipal Code.

(Updated 2/17/17)