City Council & Election Information

A group photo of the Owatonna City Council

City Council, Mayor, and City Administrator - March 2017

Back row (left to right): Council Members Nate Dotson, Greg Schultz, Dave Burbank, Kevin P. Raney, and Brent Svenby.

Front row (left to right): Council Member Jeff Okerberg, Mayor Tom Kuntz, City Administrator Kris Busse, and Council Member Doug Voss.

3-Year Strategic Plan - Council approved amendment July 3, 2018.

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
  • Council Chambers
    Owatonna Administartion Building
    540 West Hills Circle
    Owatonna, MN 55060

Members

The Mayor and City Council members are the elected leaders of the City Government. They are elected to 4-year terms; the next city election will be the 2018 General Election on November 6, 2018 with election of four council members seats:  

  • Council Member-at-Large Incumbent Jeff Okerberg and Challenger Kurt "Walker" Anderson will be on the ballot. 
  • First Ward Council Member Nathan Dotson running unopposed.  
  • Third Ward Council Member David C Burbank running unopposed.
  • Fifth Ward Council Member Brent Svenby running unopposed.  

Responsibilities

The City Council makes all policy decisions in matters such as:

  • Budgets
  • Improvement projects
  • Legislation
  • Zoning

The Council hires the City Attorney and City Administrator, and confirms appointments to the City's Boards, Commissions, and Department Head positions.

Council Meetings Playback

Council Meetings may be viewed on our website.

The most recent meeting will also play on these public access channels:  Charter Cable Channel 181 & Jaquar Cable Channel 900 

The meetings will air at the following times:

  • Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 4 p.m.
  • Sundays at 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Prior meeting information is available. Contact the City Administrator's Office at 507-774-7341.If you wish to submit a video to play, please contact Mark Blando, Library Director, at 507-774-7002.