The City of Norwood Young America is a statutory City governed by a five-member Council. The Council is composed of the Mayor and four councilmembers. The positions of the City Council are voted on by the residents of the City. The next election will take place on Tuesday, November 6.
The City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at City Hall @ 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
CLICK HERE to view the City Council packets and videos.
Planning & Zoning
The Planning Commission is a seven-member commission, which conducts public hearings regarding all planning related activities, including but not limited to, amendments to the zoning ordinance, plat approval, variances, conditional use permits, etc. After conducting a public hearing, it is this Commission’s responsibility to make formal recommendations regarding these issues to the City Council.
The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at City Hall @ 6:00 pm.
Planning Commission Members
- Craig Heher- Chair, City Council Representative
- Bill Grundahl- Vice-Chair
- Bob Smith
- Jerry Barr
- Mike Eggers
- Paul Hallquist
- John Fahey
CLICK HERE to view the Planning Commission packets and videos.
Email Steve Helget, City Administrator, if you have questions regarding planning and zoning..
Economic Development Commission
This Commission advises the City Council on issues concerning commercial and industrial development within the City.The Economic Development Commission is a nine-member commission composed of two City Council members, one Planning Commission member, and five members from the local community representing local businesses and industries. The Commission also assists the City in the preparation of marketing plans, programs, and strategies.
The Economic Development Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Economic Development Commission Members
- Tonya Noeldner, Chair
- Jason Winter
- Andrea Gerth
- Connor Smith
- Julie Wigfield – NYA Area Chamber of Commerce Represenative (ad hoc)
- Carol Lagergren – City Council Representative
- Mike McPadden – City Council Representative
- Mike Eggers – Planning Commission Representative
CLICK HERE to view the Economic Development packets and videos.
CLICK HERE to complete an application to be on the Economic Development Commission.
Parks & Recreation Commission
This Commission is an advisory agency for the City of Norwood Young America on such issues as park and recreational planning and park maintenance. The Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven-member body composed of one City Council member, one Planning Commission member, one representative from School District 108, and four members from the local community.
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at City Hall @ 4:45 pm.
Parks and Recreation Commission Members
- Jim Zellmann
- Sharilyn Feltmann
- Karla Hormann
- Charlie Storms – City Council Representative
- Julie Kuenzel – School District 108 Representative
- Bill Grundahl – Planning Commission Representative
CLICK HERE to view the Parks & Recreation packets and videos.
CLICK HERE to complete an application to be on the Parks & Recreation Commission.
Senior Advisory Commission
A Senior Advisory Committee has been established for the purpose of providing senior citizens an opportunity to effectively communicate the social, economic, recreational, cultural, and personal needs of seniors in the City of Norwood Young America. The committee is advisory only and will make recommendations to the City Council for the establishment and/or funding of various programs and services needed by the senior population. Additionally, the committee will also promote a public understanding of both the needs and the many contributions made by older citizens.
The Committee meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:00 am alternating locations between The Harbor and Oak Grove Center.
Senior Advisory Committee Members
- LaVonne Kroells – Chair
- Carolyn Durbin – Vice Chair
- Kelly Hayes – Secretary – City Staff Representative
- JR Hoernemann
- Tom Simmons
- Lois Schultz
- Sandy Roepke
- Laurie Hilgers – The Harbor Representative
- Bonita Heilman – The Haven Representative
- Brenda Schmitz – Peace Village Representative
- Stephanie Bileby – Oak Grove Representative
- Dick Stolz – City Council Representative
- Dawn Plummer- Carver County Public Health Representative
- Matt Arnst – Carver County Sheriff’s Department Representative
CLICK HERE to view the Senior Advisory packets and videos.
CLICK HERE to complete an application to be on the Senior Advisory Commission.
Council & Commissions Application
To become a Commissioner, please fill out application below. Upon completion, email application to city of NYA.Council & Commissions Application (pdf)