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

Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use
  • First Wednesday of each month           
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Northfield Community Resource Center
Room YW108
1651 Jefferson Parkway

Northfield, MN 55057

Special meetings are occasionally called. If the meeting date falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the second Monday of the month. Work groups of the Task Force meet in the interim months to carryout the Task Force's activities. For transaction of business at any meeting, a quorum of members present is required. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.

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

 City Meeting Portal

Kathy Cooper    
Patrick Gordon    
Lisa Mattson-Halvorson
Heather Rataj
Susan Sanderson
Jacqueline Cortes, Youth Rep  
James Miller, Youth Rep  
Andrew Pahs, Youth Rep   
Amairany Rosas, Youth Rep    
Staff Liaison
Ashley Anderson

Application & Membership Requirements
The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interests, willingness to serve, and background. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Applications are available for download or by contacting the city clerk at:

City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Email Deb Little


The Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use seeks to raise community awareness about local youth substance use and to make recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use.

As the mission of the Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use indicates, members are "advocates for and with youth, committed to creating a community where our youth can lead healthy lives free of alcohol and drug use."

The board consists of local residents, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. There are no term limits. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The Mayor's Task Force maintains an active website to keep community members updated about its work. The website also contains resources for parents/community members and information on the efforts of other local groups working to reduce youth drug and alcohol use. Visit www.mayorstaskforcenorthfield.org today!