Decorah City Council has seven members representing five wards, plus two at-large members. Members have staggered four year terms with each member serving on numerous committees as assigned by the Mayor. Committee assignments are listed below each council member and a full description of each committee is available below.
2020 Decorah City Council Committees 
The council appoints the following positions: City Manager, City Clerk / Treasurer. The Council may also appoint a City Engineer and City Attorney.

Mayor – Lorraine Borowski

Mayor – Lorraine Borowski

Elected to a four-year term. Mayor Borowski's term expires 12/31/21.

Mayor appoints the Chief of Police with Council approval and one Council member to act as mayor pro tempore.

1st Ward – Randy Schissel

1st Ward – Randy Schissel

Mayor Pro-Tempore

Term expires 12/31/21

Committee Assignments: Budget & Finance, Chair

Also serves on: Community Betterment; Personnel; Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks; Water, Sewer, Public Lights and Utilities

2nd Ward – Emily Neal

2nd Ward – Emily Neal

Term expires: 12/31/23

Committee Assignments: Public Safety, Chair

Also serves on: Economic Development & Property; Personnel, Streets Alleys and Sidewalks

3rd Ward – Andy Carlson

3rd Ward – Andy Carlson

Term expires 12/31/21

Committee Assignments: Water, Sewer, Public Lights and Utilities, Chair

Also serves on: Budget and Finance; Personnel; Public Safety

4th Ward – Steve Luse

4th Ward – Steve Luse

Term expires 12/31/23

Committee Assignments: Economic Development and Property, Chair

Also serves on: Community Betterment; Water, Sewer, Public Lights & Utilities; Personnel

5th Ward – Steven Zittergruen

5th Ward – Steven Zittergruen

Term Expires 12/31/21

Committee Assignments:

Also serves on: Budget and Finance; Personnel; Public Safety; Water, Sewer, Public Lights, and Utilities

At Large – Kirk Johnson

At Large – Kirk Johnson

Term expires 12/31/23

Committee Assignments: Personnel, Chair

Also serves on: Budget and Finance; Economic Development and Property; Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks

At Large – Ross Hadley

At Large – Ross Hadley

Term expires 12/31/21

Committee Assignments: Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks, Chair

Also serves on: Community Betterment; Economic Development & Property; Personnel; Public Safety