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. The Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 5:45 p.m.  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