Northfield is a home rule charter city with a "Mayor-Council" form of government. The City Council is comprised of seven elected officials, including the mayor, who legislate policy and govern the issues related to the City of Northfield.
Of the six council positions, four are ward representatives and two are at-large positions. All terms are four years, with staggered election years.
The Mayor is:
- The presiding officer of the council
- The chief spokesperson for the council
- Recognized as the official head of the city for all ceremonial functions
- Recognized as the official head of the city for purposes related to emergencies
- Responsible for some specific executive functions such as studying city operations
Mayor and Council roles
The Mayor and Council are responsible for the legislative duties of the city government through policies and ordinances.
City Administrator’s role
The Council-appointed City Administrator carries out the policies and ordinances set by the Council. The City Administrator supervises the administration of all departments and offices of the City.
First and third Tuesday of each month
Work Sessions held the second Tuesday of each month
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
|Name||Title||Term expiration||Phone number|
|Mayor||December 31, 2020||507-663-1932|
|Clarice Grenier Grabau||Council Member At Large||December 31, 2022||612-281-2449|
|David Delong||Council Member Second Ward||December 31, 2020||507-645-7797|
|Susie Nakasian||Council Member First Ward||December 31, 2022||507-301-6756|
|Brad Ness||Council Member At Large||December 31, 2020||612-232-1190|
|Jessica Peterson White||Council Member Fourth Ward||December 31, 2022||612-366-8311|
|Erica Zweifel||Council Member Third Ward||December 31, 2020||507-663-7131|
Commenting on agenda items with eComment
The City of Northfield has an electronic comment (eComment) feature for City Council meetings. eComment provides an easy way for residents to add their voices to the process and makes participation in public meetings convenient when it may be difficult to the attend the meeting in person.
Once the agenda is published, the eComment link will be active. Residents can review agenda item details, indicate their position on an item and leave feedback by clicking on the eComment tab on the City Council meetings page: City of Northfield - City Council.
Comments may be submitted until noon on the day of the meeting. Residents may also use the Register to Speak option to sign up in advance to speak at the meeting. Please see attached directions for additional information on using eComment and Register to Speak.
Contact Deb Little, City Clerk at 507-645-3001 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.