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
Dean Dodson, 2915 Jonquil Trail N., (651) 492-9040
Dale Dorschner, 3150 Lake Elmo Ave. N. (651) 235-6809
Terry Emerson, 2204 Legion Lane Circle N., (651-777-9072
Gary Fields, 4751 Olson Lake Trail N., (651) 343-3128
Jesse Hartley, 10010 Tapestry Road N., (651) 324-3089
Tom Kreimer, 772 Jewel Ave. N., (651) 501-9794
Rolf Larson, 11720 Little Blustem Ct. N., (651) 303-1358
Kristina Lundquist, 5410 Lake Elmo Avenue, (651) 439-6227
Todd Williams, 3025 Lake Elmo Ave., (651) 777-0446
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 Commission Members
John Ames, 9799 51st St. N. (651) 770-6274
Mary Frick, 2773 Lisbon Ave. N. (651) 773-7052
Dana Nelson, 2871 Legion Ave. N. (651) 493-2777
Ellen Neuenfeldt, 2846 Lisbon Ave. N. (651) 216-3037
Jean Olinger, 9057 Lake Jane Tr. N. (651) 777-1047
Tucker Pearce, 9811 7th St. N. (651) 398-4732
David Steele, 9576 55th St. N (651) 777-9018
Shane Weis, 8483 27th St. N. (651) 747-7507
Mike Zeno, 4860 Jerome Ave. N. (651) 770-3817
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 second Friday of the month at 8:00 a.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, benefit 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)