Boards/Commissions

PLEASE NOTE:  A quorum of the City Council is possible at all Board and Commission Meetings

Airport Commission

The Forest Lake Airport Commission is composed of four citizens and one City Council member interested in the development and utilization of the Municipal Airport. Members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Current members include:  Don Stehler, John Schmidt, Curtis Monson, Mark Lynch, and Councilmember Sam Husnik.

The Airport Commission meets the first Wednesday at 6:30 PM every other month beginning in January at the Forest Lake City Center.

  1. Dan Undem

    Assistant City Administrator / Airport Manager

  1. Don Stehler

    Airport Commissioner

  1. Sam Husnik

    Airport Commissioner

  1. John Schmidt

    Airport Commissioner

  1. Curtis Monson

    Airport Commissioner

  1. Mark Lynch

    Airport Commissioner

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) consists of a seven member board; present members include: Mara Bain, Judy Huntosh, Blake Roberts, Jennifer Lorge, Mark Finnemann, Sam Husnik and Leif Erickson; Mayor Mara Bain serves as EDA President. City Administrator, Patrick Casey, serves as the Executive Director.

The EDA meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 PM at the Forest Lake City Center.

  1. Dan Undem

    Assistant City Administrator

  1. Mara Bain

    Mayor / EDA President

  1. Sam Husnik

    EDA Commissioner

  1. Judy Huntosh

    EDA Commissioner

  1. Jennifer Lorge

    EDA Commissioner

  1. Leif Erickson

    EDA Commissioner

  1. Blake Roberts

    EDA Commissioner

Parks, Trails, and Lakes Commission

The Parks, Trails, and Lakes Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM.  This seven-member board serves staggered three-year terms and includes: Terri Steenblock, Chair, Tim Miller, Vice-Chair, Tim Garry, Bette Geyer, Karen Morehead, Doug Ramseth, and Jason Steenblock. Kathy Bystrom serves as the City Council liaison. Information on City Parks and any other questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Coordinator at jamie.muscha@ci.forest-lake.mn.us.

  1. Jamie Muscha

    Parks & Recreation Coordinator

  1. Bette Geyer

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Doug Ramseth

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Jason Steenblock

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Karen Morehead

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Terri Steenblock

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Tim Garry

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

  1. Tim Miller

    Parks, Trails, & Lakes Commissioner

Planning Commission

The Forest Lake Planning Commission is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for three-year terms.  Duties of the Planning Commission include making recommendations to the City Council on the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code; the Planning Commission also conducts public hearings on land use applications, including variances, conditional use permits, and concept plans.  Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Questions can be directed to Nathan Fuerst, Interim Zoning Administrator (zoning@ci.forest-lake.mn.us).

  1. Nathan Fuerst

    Interim Zoning Administrator

  1. Paul Girard

    Planning Commissioner

  1. Susan Young

    Planning Commissioner

  1. Mike Kuehn

    Planning Commissioner

  1. Justin Brink

    Planning Commissioner

  1. Kevin Miller

    Planning Commissioner

  1. Geneva Kubal

    Planning Commissioner