Current Members
Active Living and Transportation Commission
This Commission works to improve livability and well-being in Mason City. The Commission consists of 5 members and 3 ex-officio member representatives.

Members include:
Cynthia Hansen        2018
George Riesen          2018
James Miller              2019
Steven Schurtz          2019
Michael Danburg       2019

Airport Commission

This commission operates the Mason City Municipal Airport by advising the Airport Manager and approving and controlling operations. The term for serving on this commission is six years to expire on November 1st.

Members include:
Gary Wattnem  2020
Marti Rodamaker  2020
Steven Weiner  2022
Tom Hovland 2018
Larry Kalousek 2018

*Airport Zoning Commission – This Commission consists of two people each representing the City, County, and Clear Lake. Mason City Members are: Lowell Cook and Nancy Barnes.



Building Advisory and Appeals Board
This board hears and decides appeals on any order, requirement, decision or interpretation made by the Building Official in the enforcement of the Building Code. The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Building Code.The term for serving on this board is five years to expire April 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Members include:
Evonka Nielson 2021
Walt Schmitt  2017
Cheryl Hubbard  2018
Tom Hurd 2019
Ed Wineinger 2020

 

 

Cemetery Board
This board is responsible for the operation of the Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery.  It provides management for the cemetery by employing and directing a Cemetery Manager to supervise daily operations.  The term for serving on this board is five years to expire on April 1st.

 

 

Members include:

Jamie Brundage 2017
Fred Fenchel  2018
Michael Walker  2019
A. Carlene Davis  2020
Jenny Thada 2021



Civil Service Commission
This commission hears appeals from Civil Service employees concerning terminations, demotion, or suspension and conducts entrance and promotion exams and certifies lists of applicants to City Council. The term for serving on this commission is four years to expire April 1st.

Members include:
Mike Svejda 2020
Thomas O'Neill 2017
Jackie Luecht 2015



Communications Utility Board
The term for serving on this board is six years to expire on January 1st. This board deals primarily with phone, cable television, and internet issues.

Members include:
Colleen Devine 2014
Stephen Gales, Chair 2015
Cindy Stephenson 2010
Nancy Gibbons 2011
Roberta Anderson 2012



Electrical Examiners and Appeals Board
This board shall hear and decide appeals on any order, requirement, decision or interpretation made by the Electrical Inspector in the enforcement of the Electrical Code.  The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Electrical Code.  The term for serving on this board is three-years to expire July1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Members include:
Kevin Loes  2019
Brian Drees 2016
Daniel Moorehead   2016
Jay Leaman  2019
Doug Wiltsie                2016
Vacant  2013
Mike Wetter 2019
Dwight Kehm  2019
Vacant 2013

 

 

Environmental and Sustainability Advisory Commission This commission is responsible to develop, articulate and propose goals, objectives and polices for the stewardship of the City's environment and its ecological systems.  The term for this commission is three years to expire January 1st.  

Members include:

Alex Kuhn 2018
James Miller 2018
Vacant, Vice Chair 2016
Kelly Hansen 2016
George Riesen 2016
Vacant 2016
Vacant, Chair 2017

 

Historic Preservation Commission
This commission is responsible for periodically reviewing the historical district’s boundaries, developing an action plan, compiling inventories and coming up with educational programs. The term for this commission is two years.

Members include:

Vacant 2014
David Hinton, Jr. 2017
Scott Smed  2016
Craig Binnebose, Vice Chair 2017
Laura Little  2016

Mark Barthelme

2018
Vacant      Ex-Officio
Vacant Chair P&Z Representative
   



Housing Advisory and Appeals Board
This board hears and decides appeals of property owners on any order, requirement, decision, or interpretation made by the Housing Official in the enforcement of the Housing Code and recommends amendments and/or changes to the Housing Code.  The term for serving on this board is five-years to expire April 1st.

Members include:
Kevin Easley 2017
Tom Douglas   2017
Dennis Wilson  2018
Scott Shipman  2019
Ray Mechem  2019
Mark Ewy  2015
Shannon Anderson  2021



Housing Authority Board
This commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council regarding housing assistance needs and the methods by which those needs can be met. A commission member may be called upon to serve as Hearing Officer at informal reviews or hearings regarding housing assistance program applicants or participants.  The term for serving on this commission is two years to expire on April 1st.

Members include:
Abe Hackman  2018
Jennifer Ramaeker 2017
Ray Mechem  2017
Lori Brandt 2018
Mike Lashbrook  2017



Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the Human Rights Commission is to provide outreach information to the public and contact information pertaining to housing and civil rights complaints.  The term for serving on this commission is three years to expire on January 1st.

Members include:
Warren Frelund 2017
Joey VanZomeren


2016
Vacant 2017
Matt Dodge


2016
Julie Valencia  2018







Library Board
This board is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Mason City Public Library and promotes education and an appreciation for learning in the community. The term for serving on this board is six years to expire on July 1st.

Members include: 

Kay Sloan 2019
Carrie Berg 2020
David Morgan 2020
Shannon Kropp 2020
Dennis Reidel 2016
Shelly Schmit  2016
Susan Fisher 2018



MacNider Museum Board
This board is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the MacNider Art Museum galleries and studios and promotes art education and appreciation of art, accept gifts or purchase works of art for the museum, and participate in fund raising for the museum's growth. The term for serving on this board is six years to expire on July 1st.

Members include:
Walter Wendland 2019
Molly Watson 2019
Barbara MacGregor 2019
Mary Davenport 2021
Dr. Timothy Dettmer  2021
Scott Borcherding 2021
Ian Stockberger 2017
Peggy Cornick 2017
Julie Kim 2017



Parks and Recreation Board
This elected board controls and manages all city Parks and Recreation programs and Highland Park Golf Course.  This is an elected board and with a term of four years.

Members include:
Craig Binnebose 2016
Don Nelson 2016
Steve Diaz 2014
Ray Shimak  2014
Frank Pearson  2014


Planning and Zoning Commission
This commission functions in two broad areas. It studies the municipality in order to project plans for orderly development and maximizing the community's potential for desirable growth and enjoyment by its people. It also recommends zoning classifications for land use that support initial planning and makes recommendations to the City Council in all matters involving uses, establishment, or change of zone categories.  The term for serving on this commission is five years to expire on April 1st.

Members include:

Rick Mathes 2017

Lori Jorgensen

2020
John Groninga 2018
Bushra Fazal 2018
Gary Christiansen 2020
Daniel Worden  2020
Gary Anderson  2021



Plumbing Appeals and Examinations Board
This seven-member board shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector relative to the interpretations of the Plumbing and Mechanical code. This board also considers applications of persons desiring a plumbing or gasfitters license, to determine the applicants' qualifications and fitness for a license. The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. The term for serving on this board is five-years to expire January 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Members include:
Steve Clausen 2017
Michael Waage 2021
Troy Elwood 2022
Craig MacDougall 2017
Tony Johnson  2021
Brian Eagan (TFV) 2021
Matt Brick 2017




Zoning Board of Adjustment
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body that hears three types of cases:  appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator; requests for variances from the strict interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance; and applications for Conditional Use Permit.  The term for serving on this board is five years to expire on April 1st.

Members include:
Tony Buhr 2019
Paul Matthes 2018
David Guetzko             2019
Marty Ramaekers

2021

Mindi Martinson               2017
Alternates:
Vacant  
William Symonds  2017

                                      
       
       
       
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