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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 3rd Tuesday 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.

Live web streaming of City meetings is available. Videos can be accessed from the main page by clicking on "Agenda/Minutes & Meeting Videos" or click here to access the page. 

In 2017 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 Jim Swenson
Phone: 651-226-4220
Term: 1/02/21 to 12/31/22
Committee Liaison Assignments:  Audit, Executive, Labor Negotiations, EDA, ECRDC Region 7E


Kathy Blomquist

Councilmember Kathy Blomquist
Phone: 651-247-9355
Term: 1/02/19 to 12/31/22
Committee Liaison Assignments: EDA, Cable TV Board/ECCC, GreenStep Committee, Parks Trails Open Spaces, ECRDC Region 7E


Councilmember Kelly Neider
Phone: 651-755-0578
Term: 01/02/21 to 12/31/24
Committee Liaison Assignments: Acting Mayor, Parks Trails Open Spaces, Water & Light Commission, Cable TV Board / ECCC, Executive, Labor Negotiations, GreenStep Committee


Councilmember Patrick Meacham

Phone: 218-234-7320
Term: 1/03/19 to 12/31/22
Committee Liaison Assignments: Planning, Community Education / School Liaison, Public Safety (Fire/Fire Relief), Water & Light Commission


Councilmember Amanda Darwin

Phone: 651-528-2312
Term: 01/02/21 to 12/31/24 
Committee Liaison Assignments: Community Education / School Liaison, Public Safety (Fire/FireRelief), Planning

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