The City Council functions through the work of several standing committees who gather and study information and make recommendations for consideration by the full council.


Committees of the City Council are comprised of two council member’s who are appointed by the Mayor. Council members are given the opportunity to select their preferred committees on an annual basis.

Council Committees

  • Water/Sewer: David Jensen & Fred Marshall

  • Law/Court: Gary Forner & Matthew Lessnau

  • Parks/City Property: Vinessa Karnofski & Gary Forner

  • Personnel/Pension/Medical: Matthew Lessnau & Fred Marshall

  • Streets/Storm Drains/Sidewalks: Gary Forner & David Jensen

  • Fire/Ambulance: Vinessa Karnofski & David Jensen

  • Finance/Planning: Matthew Lessnau & Fred Marshall

  • Marketing: Vinessa Karnofski & Gary Forner

  • Engineering/Planning: David Jensen & Fred Marshall