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Commissions & Committees


The City of Lake Elmo is Accepting Applications for the Capital Improvement Committee and Planning Commission


The city of Lake Elmo is experiencing an exciting time of community growth. The city is fortunate to have active and involved residents on its commissions providing valuable input for future projects and growth. The city's number one value statement is to foster an environment based on trust and ethics. These philosophies and practices help in the city in recruiting and retaining exceptional community servants in this capacity. The city is accepting applications for commissioners on the following commissions/committees:

  • Capital Improvement Committee
  • Planning Commission
Commission Openings Posting

More information about each committee is available below.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Thank you for your interest! 





Planning Commission
On planning related matters, the city council is assisted in its decision-making process by a seven-member advisory commission that works on a volunteer basis. This advisory body makes recommendations regarding the Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the plan, site plans, subdivisions, conditional use permits, planning, zoning and sign regulations, open space preservation developments, and other planning-related items. The planning commission consists of seven city of Lake Elmo residents appointed by the city council for three-year staggered terms.


The planning commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the Lake Elmo City Center, 3880 Laverne Avenue North. Agendas typically are available on the Friday immediately preceding the meeting and are available in the “Agendas and Minutes” section of this website. Meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Channel 16. Replays can be viewed on the Thursday and Tuesday (10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday (noon and 8:00 p.m.) immediately following the meeting. Meeting times and dates are subject to change due to holidays and scheduling conflicts. Please refer to the events calendar on this site for possible schedule changes.

Planning Commission Application


Planning Commission Members
Chairperson Kyle Risner:  kyle.risner@gmail.com
Vice Chairperson Brian Steil:  steilbrian@gmail.com
Micah Vrieze:  Vriezem@gmail.com 

Thomas Rehkamp:  Tprehkamp@gmail.com
Michelle Bohlig: jnmbo@live.com
Sam Dean:dean0283@umn.edu
Open seat


Parks Commission
The Park Commission advises the city council on issues regarding the development, improvement, and maintenance of the city’s parks and trails. The commission consists of seven city of Lake Elmo residents appointed by the city council for three-year staggered terms.

The Park Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at the Lake Elmo City Center, 3880 Laverne Avenue North. Agendas typically are available on the Friday immediately preceding the meeting and are available in the “Agendas and Minutes” section of this website. Meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Meeting times and dates are subject to change due to holidays and scheduling conflicts. Please refer to the events calendar on this site for possible schedule changes.

Parks Committee Application

Parks Commission Members
Peter Kastler: peter.kastler@gmail.com
Pat Barrett: 2pbarrett@gmail.com
Hank Hoelscher: hawkhoelscher@hotmail.com
Vittorio Bloyer: vito@vitosvittles.com
Ellen Esch: ellen.h.esch@gmail.com
Michael Elam: michael.s.elam@gmail.com

Tammy Sturtz: sturtztammy@gmail.com

Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee serves to aid the city council and staff in the development of the annual Capital Improvement Plan; a plan for the city's infrastructure (such as streets, parks and utility systems), vehicles, equipment and public buildings. The plan includes estimated cost, the need for each improvement, funding source and the financial impact that the improvement will have on the city.

Capital Improvement Committee Application

 

Economic Development Authority (EDA)
The Economic Development Authority (EDA) is a legal entity created by the city to facilitate a well-rounded development program to create flexible business assistance and development programs. The EDA is governed by a board consisting of seven members; two members of city council, and five of which are real property owners, in good standing, from within the jurisdictional boundary of the city of Lake Elmo, who are appointed by the mayor with council approval.

Economic Development Authority Application


EDA Members
Charles Cadenhead, Mayor

Jeff Holtz, Councilmember
Tony Manzara, Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center
Ninna Waldoch, Establish Salon
Paul Ryberg
Don Place