Commissions & Committees
On Planning related matters, the City Council is assisted in its decision-making process by a nine-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 nine residents, seven regular members and two alternates, appointed by the City Council for three-year staggered terms.
The Planning Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at City Hall, 3800 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 Members
Charles Cadenhead, 12190 Marquess Lane N. Ccadenheadjr@gmail.com
Jeff Holtz, 11681 32nd Street N. Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Graen, 11845 Upper 30th St N, email@example.com
Kyle Risner, 887 Jasmine Ave Place N. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Steil, 11078 3rd Street N. email@example.com
Kathy Weeks, 3647 Lake Elmo Ave. N. Weeksendsigns@aol.com
Brandon Mueller, 2867 Lisbon Ave N. firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Commission Application
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 nine residents, seven regular members, and two alternates, appointed by the City Council for three-year staggered terms.
The Park Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at City Hall, 3800 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
John Ames, 9799 51st St. N., email@example.com
Jean Olinger, 9057 Lake Jane Tr. N., (651) 777-1047, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Weeks, 3647 Lake Elmo Ave. N., (651) 779-0307, email@example.com
Mike Zeno, 4860 Jerome Ave. N., firstname.lastname@example.org
John Mayek, 8680 Lake Jane Tr. N., email@example.com
Isak Nightingale, 9954 Tapestry Rd. N., firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Schumacher, 5038 Linden Tr. N., (651) 373-1171, email@example.com
Committee members are appointed by the City Council. Please contact the City Administrator or City Clerk for additional information on committee vacancies.
The Environmental Committee will seek to improve the environment in Lake Elmo, and will act as a liaison between the community, regulatory agencies, private businesses, city staff, and city council. Membership consists of Lake Elmo Residents who have an interest in environmental issues. The Environmental Committee will meet once per month on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
To aid the City Council in the administration of financial operations of the City of Lake Elmo through the review of financial policies, the monthly review of financial statements, the annual review of the audit report and the review of the annual operating budgets.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committees purpose is to aid the City Council in the administration of personnel policies and staffing through productivity audits, human resource policies, & procedures, wages & rate administration, benefits review and disciplinary procedures.
Maintenance Advisory Committee
The Maintenance Advisory Committee evaluates and recommends maintenance equipment purchases for the City.
Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee aids the City Council in the administration of public safety policies including but not limited to community policing, fire suppression and emergency services, animal control, liquor licenses and other matters concerning the general health and welfare of residents.
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.
Mayor Mike Pearson
Dan Raleigh, President, Lake Elmo Bank
John Thompson, Commercial Realtor
John Schiltz, Owner, Lake Elmo Inn & Event Center
Steve Nelson, Housing Finance Executive
Anne Cohen, Professor, Carlson School of Management
Mark Gaertner (alternate)
Linda Larson (alternate)