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  Term Expires Appointment
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
Benjamin Nichols (Chair) 1-7-12 379-6315
Brian Cook 1-7-19 382-6530
Lynne Sootheran 1-7-15 382-8607
Jarrad Walter 1-7-19 512-577-0422
Barbara Massman 1-7-17 382-5712
Stan Moellers 1-7-15 382-9364
Vacant 1-7-16
  Term Expires Appointment

Board of Adjustment of Zoning

Council Appointment
Meet 1st Monday of Month - City Hall Council Chambers- 5:00 p.m.
5-year terms - 5 members
John Moeller (Chair) 12-7-17 382-8159
Steve Johnson 12-7-18 382-5852
Janelle Pavlovec 12-7-14 380-8841
Sue Sander 12-7-15 382-8172
Jon Christy 12/7/17 382-6155
  Term Expires Appointment

Airport Commission


Mayor Appointment w/Council approval
Meet 2nd Monday of Month - City Hall Council Chambers - 7:00 a.m.
6-year terms - 5 members
Keith Fabien 12-5-19  Appt 1/6/14
David Bakken 12-5-18  
Brett Willie 12-5-16 Appt 2/18/02
Nina Taylor 12-5-15 Appt 3/1/10
Joe Grimstad 12-5-14 Appt 10/15/07 
Mike Connell   Fixed Base Operator
382-8338
  Term Expires Appointment
Library Board of Trustees
Mayor appointment w/council approval
Meet 2nd Thursday of month - Library - 4:00 p.m.
6-year terms - 9 members
Pat Anderson 7-1-20  
Cheryl Pellet 7-1-20  
Alexandra White 7-1-20  
James Rhodes 7-1-18  
Matt Tapscott 7-1-18  
Scott Fjelstul 7-1-18  
Ed Brooks 7-1-16  Rural Representative
Chris Wyse 7-1-16  
Andrea Beckendorf 7-1-16  
  Term Expires Appointment

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)
Kathy Bakken 12-31-15  
Richard Gaard 12-31-15  
Jeff O'Gara 12-31-15 Appt 10/2/06
Cindy Albers 12-31-17  
Shirley Vermace 12-31-17  
3/3/95 board voted 4 to 1 terms be changed from 6 to 4 years. Ordinance passed 5/16/95
  Term Expires Appointment

Civil Service Commission


Mayor appointment w/council approval
6 years terms - 3 members
Larry Stevenson, Chm 1st Monday in April 2020 appt 2/18/02
Georgie Schweinefus 1st Monday in April 2018 appt 8/16/10
Collyn Bridges 1st Monday in April 2016 appt 5/3/04
  Term Expires Appointment

Low Rent Housing Agency


Mayor appointment w/council approval
2-year terms - 5 members
Norma Smith 6-9-16 Appt. 11/19/07
Jim Burns 6-9-16  
Britt Rhodes 6-9-14 Appt. 6/21/10
Mark Kvamme 6-9-15 Appt. 11/19/07
Cynthia Peterson 6-9-15 Appt. 6/17/13
  Term Expires Appointment
TIF/LMI  Commission - Est by Ordinance 1/22/13

3 year terms (no more than 2 consecutive terms) - 5 members
1 - NEICAC
1 - Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
1 - City Council Member
2 - Mayor appointment At-Large
All members affirmed by Council
Dean Thompson    3/18/17
Reg Laursen    3/18/15
Jody Niess    3/18/16
Keith Bruening     3/18/17
Jan Heikes    3/18/15
   
  Term Expires Appointment

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
Heidi Cook, Chm. 12/31/11  
Nancy Sojka 12/31/11  
Roger Timp 12/21/11  
Dan Bellrichard 12-31-1 5  
Mark Faldet 12-31-1 5 387-1425
Robert Fischer
12-31-1 5  
Mike Weis 12-31-1 5  
  Term Expires Appointment
Solid Waste Committee
Dave Pahlas    
  Term Expires Appointment
Cable TV Commission - appointed 12/3/01
Randy Borseth  1/1/16  
Dave Pahlas  1/1/16  
Daniel Kirkeby, Chm  1/1/18  
Duane Bruening  1/1/18  
Dennis Ellingson  1/1/18  
     
     
  Term Expires Appointment
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
Sheila Radford-Hill (Chair) 2/1/15 382-1416
Wayne Tudor 2/1/1 6 563-564-2751
Lonnie Reicks 2/1/17 419-8345
Carol Hemesath
2/1/17 563-380-8505
Matthew Tapscott 2/1/15 387-6069
Carol J. Birkland 2/1/1 6 382-5647
Amalia Vagts 2/1/15 382-6277 
     
  Term Expires Appointment

Historical Preservation Commission - Appointed 7/2/07

Mayor appointment with Council approval. Meets 2 nd Tuesday of the month, City Hall Conference Room, 7:30 p.m. 3 year staggered terms – 7 members

 

Susan Jacobsen 6/30/16 382-3942
Phillip Younger 6/30/16
Sondra Carver 6/30/16 283-2254
Mark Muggli 6/30/16  382-9863
Vacant 6/30/15   
Lisa Beiwel 6/30/15  224-250-4556
Lise Hedstrom 6/30/15     382-8483
     
     
(Updated 1/20/10
For more information on duties and functions of each board,
please click on City Ordinances at left to access the Decorah Municipal Code.
 
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