Boards & Commissions

Seeking Applicants for Advisory Boards and Commissions

The City of Owatonna is seeking applicants for advisory volunteer boards and commissions. Appointed by the Mayor through an application process, volunteers review policies and proposals to make recommendations to the Council.

These boards and commissions provide an essential connection between our residents and local government. City Council encourages residents to consider being part of a City advisory board. Additional information on each of the groups and an online application are available below.

Current positions available: (1) Airport Commission, (1) Planning Commission (1) West Hills Commission and (1) Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Application Process:

  • Review submitted applications
  • Contact applicants to setup an interview for open positions
  • Conduct interviews for open positions
  • Mayor recommends appointment to staff
  • Conduct background check on selected appointments
  • Mayor recommends appointment to City Council
  • Confirmation by City Council

 Application for City Boards or Commissions

Please contact Jeanette Clawson with any questions. Jeanette.clawson@ci.owatonna.mn.us or (507)774-7341

Airport Commission: The Commission is made up of seven members. The purpose of the commission is to plan and promote the City of Owatonna Airport by encouraging development and utilization. The commission reviews and advises the council and Airport Manager with the budget, provides a forum for airport users and community members, review airport manager recommendation of fees and charges, reviews recommendations of policies for aviation and non-aviation facilities, and may also serve on sub-committees as assigned. The meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month. The meeting location is in the lounge at the Degner Airport at 5:00 pm. Appointment is for a three-year term, which expires April 30th. Commissioners are eligible to serve two-full consecutive three-year terms.

Planning Commission: The Commission of seven members prepares and keeps a current Comprehensive Plan; establishes principles and policies for guiding action affecting development; prepares and recommends to the City Council ordinances and regulations to promote orderly and economically sound development; and determines whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and City Code.  terms. Appointment is for a three-year term, which expires April 30th. Commissioners are eligible to serve two-full consecutive three-year terms.

Meeting times are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM, Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb second Tuesday only, in Council Chambers located at City Hall.

West Hill Commission: The Commission of seven members serves as an advisory body to the Council and shall plan and promote and encourage the preservation of the West Hills property. Appointment is for a three-year term, which expires April 30th. Commissioners are eligible to serve two-full consecutive three-year terms. Meeting times are quarterly on the first Tuesday of Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct, at 12:00 PM in the Owatonna Art Center.