The Planning and Community Development Department works to enhance the vitality of existing businesses and neighborhoods in our community.


We implement and pursue the goals set forth in the City’s Comprehensive Plan and enforces the ordinances in the city’s zoning and subdivision codes.

Long-range planning involves creating and updating the Comprehensive Plan containing the community’s goals for the future. It also involves tracking demographic changes and preparing population projections. Current planning includes reviewing and coordinating zoning cases, subdivision plats, site plan review, ordinance amendments, conditional use permits and variances.


Plans and Studies



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Scott Saehr

Director of Community & Economic Development

(320) 258-7316 | Email Scott

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Kari Theisen

City Planner

(320) 258-7312 | Email Kari

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Jill Hollenkamp

Development Specialist

(320) 258-7317 | Email Jill