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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Economic Development Authority
  • 7:30 AM
  • Fourth Thursday of each month
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    801 Washington St.
    Northfield, MN 55057

Special meetings are occasionally called.

It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.

All EDA meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the City of Northfield's website. If you would like to view a meeting, copies of the meeting are available on DVD by request. Email the Community Development Office or call 507-645-3059 for more information.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

 City Meeting Archives  City Meeting Portal

Todd Bornhauser  President Term expires December 31, 2019   507-663-0366
Britt Ackerman Vice President Term expires December 31, 2021 507-645-9358
Fred Rogers Treasurer Term expires December 31, 2017 507-645-6877
Andrew Ehrmann
Board Member Term expires
December 31, 2022
Mike Strobel Board Member Term expires
December 31, 2018
City Council Representatives are voting members of the EDA:
Rhonda Pownell Board Member Term expires December 31, 2016 507-663-1932
Jessica Peterson White Board Member Term expires December 31, 2018 612-366-8311
Youth Representatives:
Cooper Nelson 
Olaf Sorenson
Staff Liaisons:
Chris Heineman Community Planning & Development Director 507-645-3005
 Nate Carlson EDA Coordinator 507-645-3069

Application and Membership Requirements
The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. Members are restricted to three terms. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in economic development and commercial and industrial (re)development, along with willingness to serve and background.

Applications are available for download or by contacting the City Clerk at:
City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057 

The City of Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA), created in 1991, seeks to improve the economic condition of Northfield. Focusing on appropriate commercial and industrial development, the EDA works to establish a higher tax base and additional job opportunities for the citizens of Northfield. The EDA provides resources and tools, including loans and grants, to support this kind of development.

Resolution #2011-131
The Economic Development Authority proposed amendments to their enabling resolution at a public hearing held December 13, 2011, before the City Council. At the City Council meeting held December 13, 2011, they approved Resolution #2011-131, amending the enabling resolution for the Economic Development Authority.

Chris Heineman
Community Planning & Development Director

Ph: 507-645-3005

Community Development Office
City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Ph: 507-645-3059

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.