Mayor & City Council

Government Structure



The City of Waite Park operates as a statutory plan A city.  This is a weak-mayor form of government with five members elected at-large including the mayor and four council members.  All members including the mayor have equal voting power and its governing authority is derived by the State Legislature.  Under this form of government, the council appoints a city administrator-clerk-treasurer to oversee the operations of the City.  

The Council also has the authority to create departments and advisory boards and appoint officers, employees, and agents for the City to conduct city affairs; it has the ability to prescribe the duties, compensation, and employment conditions for its employees; it sets the annual tax levy, and exercises full authority over the financial affairs of the City; it has the authority to own and operate any waterworks, gas, light. power, or heat plant; purchase gas, electricity, water or heat for wholesale prices and resell it to local consumers; it has the authority to provide parks, parkways, recreational facilities and a park board; it can designate a legal newspaper; and has the ability to prosecute people who violate ordinances.  

Council members are elected to four year terms and the mayor is elected to a two year term.


YOUR MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBERS



​Mayor - 2 year term

Rick Miller


Term:  January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
 
 

Council members - 4 year terms

Mike Linquist


Term:  January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020
 

Chuck Schneider


Term:  January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Vic Schulz 


Term:  January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2018

Frank Theisen


Term:  January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2018