Boards & Commissions

Board-Commission Members

Schedule of Meetings

Summary of Boards

Seeking Applicants for City Council Member

The City of Owatonna is seeking applicants for a City Council Member at Large vacancy.  The term of office for this vacancy will expire on December 31, 2022.  Upon completion of a thorough review and interview of interested applicants, the City Council by vote of a majority of the members remaining in office shall fill the vacancy.  In the event of a tie vote, the Mayor shall cast the deciding vote.   

The City Council provides an essential connection between our residents and local government. The City Council makes all policy decisions in matters such as: budgets, improvement projects, legislation and zoning.  City Council encourages residents to consider applying for the open City Council Member at Large vacancy.   

Application deadline: June 18, 2021

Application Process: 

  • Review submitted applications
  • Contact applicants to setup an interview 
  • Conduct interviews
  • Selection by City Council

Application Form

Please contact the City Administrator, Kris Busse with any questions: or by phone (507) 774-7340.

Human Rights Commission

Promote the acceptance of cultural diversity in Owatonna; to promote the elimination of hate, prejudice, and discrimination against persons or groups based on race, gender, religion, or other status of the person or group; to educate the community on issues of discrimination and cultural diversity; to advise the City Council and administration on human rights issues; and to promote the goals and objectives of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Library Board

Does all things necessary for the efficient operation and management of a public library facility in the City of Owatonna to the extent that may be permitted by statute; empowered to accept and receive all donations and contributions for public library purposes.

Park Board

Establish such committees thereof as it may see fit, and shall have the responsibility to advise the City Council about all operations of parks and recreational programming as offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The Board shall be charged to evaluate the delivery of services and quality of facilities.

SeniorPlace Inc. Board

SeniorPlace, Inc. is a non-profit  501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is:

  • To raise and manage funds to support Senior programs and activities
  • To partner with the City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department to initiate, develop, and coordinate programs and services that further the social, psychological, physical, educational, and economic well-being of persons 50 years+

Shade Tree Commission

Studies the problems and determine the needs of the City of Owatonna in connection with its tree planting program.