City Council

The Mayor calls regular session Council meetings to order at 7:00 p.m. to conduct City business on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the City Hall (Work Sessions are on 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.). Citizens who wish to have an issue addressed by the Council should contact the City Clerk the week prior to the meeting to be included in a published agenda. Agendas for the City Council are prepared on the Thursday  prior to the meeting and published on this site along with City Council and Planning Commission meeting minutes.

City Council meetings are open to the public and are televised live on Cable Channel 10.
The meetings are rebroadcast the week of the meeting on the following schedule:

City Council Meeting Rebroadcasting
Monday (Live Broadcast) 7 p.m.
Thursday — 9 a.m., 7 p.m.
Friday — Noon and 10 p.m.

City Council Work Session Rebroadcasting
Thursday (Live Broadcast) 6:30 p.m.
Saturday — 9 a.m., 7 p.m. 
Sunday — Noon and 10 p.m.

Live web streaming of City meetings is now available.  Videos will be available after the meeting for viewing at a later date.  Videos can be accessed from the main page by clicking on "Meeting Videos" or click here to access the page. 

In 2015 the City Council adopted a Code of Conduct and Bylaws for conducting their meetings.  Click here to access a copy.

North Branch's Five-Member City Council

The Mayor is elected to a two year term. The Council members are elected to alternating four year terms. 
Elections are held in November of the even numbered years.

Current members on the Council, their term of office, and their Committee appointments and representation to other City organizations are: 

Mayor Kirsten Hagen Kennedy
Mayor Kirsten Hagen-Kennedy
763-639-4111
Committee Assignments: Audit Liaison, Labor Negotiations, Water & Light, Planning, Economic Development Authority; Executive; ECRDC
Email: khagenkennedy@gmail.com

Kathy Blomquist
Councilmember Kathy Blomquist
651-247-9355
Term: 1/12/15 to 12/31/18
Committee Assignments: Acting Mayor, Cable TV; Economic Development Authority; Executive; Rush Line; Parks, Trails & Open Space; Heartland Express TAC
Email: kblomquist@midco.net


Councilmember Bob Canada
Councilmember Robert Canada
651-895-0602
Term: 1/12/15 to 12/31/18
Committee Assignments:  Acting Mayor; Audit Liaison; Community Education; Public Safety
Email: rob.canada@aol.com

Kelly
Councilmember Kelly Neider
Term: 1/03/17 to 12/31/20
Committee Assignments:  Parks Trails Open Space

Email: kneider4nb@gmail.com

Jim
Councilmember Jim Swenson
Term: 1/03/17 to 12/31/20
Committee Assignments:  Public Safety (Fire/Fire Relief); ECRDC Region 7E, School Liaison

Email: jimswenson56@gmail.com

If you wish to email Council members, please note that some do not have direct access to email. However, you may send email to Richard Hill at richardh@ci.north-branch.mn.us and we will forward copies of the email to the appropriate council member for their response.

Contact Interim City Administrator, Richard Hill at City Hall, 651-674-8113, or richardh@ci.north-branch.mn.us with questions or comments.

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