Charter Commission


Fourth Thursday of every odd numbered month
6 p.m.

City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Agendas and minutes

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Title Term expiration
Phone number
Lance Heisler Chair  December 31, 2023 507-663-1211
Scott Jensen Member December 31, 2023 507-602-2032
CC Linstroth
December 31, 2023
Scott Oney Secretary December 31, 2021 507-645-9243
James Prichard  Member December 31, 2021 507-663-0720
James Schlichting Member December 31, 2023 507-321-1079
Judith Schotzko
Vice Chair December 31, 2021


Name Title Phone number
Ben Martig Staff liaison 507-645-3009


The Charter Commission is responsible for reviewing and revising the City Charter to ensure that it meets all applicable State and Federal laws and meets the needs of the citizens of Northfield. The City Charter is the constitution of Northfield's city government. The Charter Commission consists of seven voting members. Each member serves a four-year term as designated by State Statutes. There is a consecutive two-term limit. Members do not receive compensation.

Application and membership requirements

Any registered voter of Northfield may submit an application. A resume of the nominee should be included with the application. No person is disqualified from serving on the Charter Commission by reason of holding any other elective or appointive office other than judicial.

Nominations are received by the Administration Office at City Hall, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, Minnesota. The chairperson of the Charter Commission will oversee the process for receiving, verifying eligibility and forwarding applications of qualified applicants to the Chief Judge of the Third Judicial District Court who will make the appointment(s). Persons appointed must file an acceptance and oath of office with the Court Administrator within 30 days following issuance of the order appointing, or the person will be deemed to have resigned.

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

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