Appointment to Committees for numerous assignments and activities are completed on a yearly basis by the Mayor usually on the first meeting of each new year.

The representative is the immediate overseer of that particular department or activity.

Committee Assignments – 2021 Current
Library Board Jerry Martell
Rec Board Lee Tippery
Planning Commission Cindy Priewert
Mayor Pro Term Mike Walsh
Streets Jerry Martell
Police Lee Tippery
Emergency Management Robert Schuldt/
Matt Vetsch
Water/Waste Water Lee Tippery
Forrester Tom Kirchoff
Office/Financial Cindy Priewert
SEMLM Jerry Martell

Additional Information

The purpose of the Public Library Board is to approve expenditures of money collected for and contained within the library fund, as it relates to operations of the library building and grounds.

Public Library Board meetings are usually held the third Tuesday of the month at the Hokah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. In addition to monthly meetings, members must be willing to commit additional time, as necessary, to fulfill committee assignments.

Members of the Public Library Board are appointed by the City Council for a three-year term. General questions and comments related to the library may be directed to Shari Carlson, librarian at (507) 894-2665.

Member Name Elected
Jerry Martell – Council Rep 12/31/18
Patti Ziegler 12/31/19
Marilyn Bernsdorf 12/31/20
Amy Shimon 12/31/18
Jay Yahnke 12/31/18
Member Name Term Expires
Cindy Priewert 12/31/23
Mike Walsh 12/31/23
Lindsey Martell 12/31/23

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to advise the City Council on development in the community and make a formal recommendation on infrastructure improvements and planning and zoning issues in the city. General comments and questions related to planning and zoning issues in the city.

Members of the Planning Commission are responsible for assisting city staff with the administration and enforcement of the city’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and land use policies. Overall decision-making by the Planning Commission is based on whether the project is working toward the betterment of the city and it’s vision statement.

Planning Commission meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at The Hokah Fire Department. However, scheduled meetings may be cancelled if there is a lack of business.

Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the City Council for a three-year term. The following is a list of current members on the Planning Commission:

Member Name Elected
Matt Vetsch 12/31/18
Don Bissen – Council Rep 12/31/18
Ben Spanjers 12/31/19
Lance Ross 12/31/18
Jonah Ross 12/31/19

The purpose of the Recreation Board is to oversee the daily operations of the city recreation activities and advise the City Council. Hokah offers various Summer and Winter recreation programs. Some of the programs and events are softball, tee-ball, gymnastics, swimming pool, ice rink, etc.

Recreation Board meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Member Name Elected
Cindy Pfiffner – Council Rep. 12/31/18
Tara Grattan 12/31/20
Sara Walther 12/31/20
Sam Mullen 12/31/19
Toni Von Arx 12/31/19