Kris M. Busse, City Administrator

Kris M. Busse, City Administrator 

The City of Owatonna Administrator, under direction of the City Council, exercises control and supervision over all administrative affairs of the City Government.  The administrator shall recommend to the Council and Mayor such measures and policies considered necessary or expedient for the best operation of the City Government.  The City Administrator provides direction and supervision for department heads and is responsible for all day-to-day operations.

COVID-19 Update 

The City Administration Building is open; however, the State Orphanage Museum located in the City Administration Building remains closed until further notice.  In accordance with the new guidance from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health, masks are no longer required inside City Buildings or outside for fully vaccinated people.  Face masks are still recommended but not required, for people who are unvaccinated. Those who feel the desire to wear a mask as a personal health and safety choice may do so and others should respect their choice.  City offices will be staffed and some staff will be working remotely, staff will be available during normal business hours, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday and available via phone and email.  If you have any questions, please call Jeanette Clawson in the City Administration Office, 507-774-7341.

Data Request

To request City data, complete the Data Request Form and email it to: or fax it to: (507) 444-4394.