Four advisory commissions exist to provide guidance to the City Council on a number of topics and issues. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the City Council following an application and interview process. Members typically serve three-year terms that begin on February 1.
Student Commission Applications
The City of Savage is accepts junior and senior high school students living in Savage, who are interested in learning more about local government and serving on one of four City Commissions (below). Students must serve a one year term and able to participate in one evening meeting per month. Applicants will be interviewed and appointed by the Savage City Council.
Advisory Communications Commission (ACC)
The Advisory Communications Commission consists of up to seven members and two alternates. Alternates participate in the discussion of issues like regular members, but may only vote when a regular member is absent. The ACC provides feedback to staff on matters relating to the City's communications program, including print, video and electronic communication efforts; cable television services; citizen focus groups and surveys; special events; media relations; community relations; and community identity and image. Meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month in January, April, July, and October at 7 p.m. at Savage City Hall. For more information, call City Hall at 952-882-2660.
Current ACC members are listed below.
|Mohamed Duale||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Linda Engberg||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Grant Jackson||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Jessica Lamker||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Kathy Peterson||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Seema Pothini||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Daniel Stephans II||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Kirby MacLean (1st Alt.)||2/1/18 - 1/31/20|
|Sara Spurlock (2nd Alt.)||2/1/19 - 1/31/22|
Economic Development Commission (EDC)
The Economic Development Commission consists of seven members and two alternates. Alternates participate in the discussion of issues like regular members, but may only vote when a regular member is absent. The Economic Development Commission advises the City Council in all matters relating to the economic development of the community including efforts in pursuit of recruitment of new business and industry; retention and expansion of existing business and industry; diversification of the community's economy; jobs; increased community tax base; and planning the coordination of the community's economic development resources and efforts. Each commissioner's term runs for three years. Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 7:15 a.m. at City Hall, 6000 McColl Road, Savage. Agendas for each meeting are available at City Hall on the Friday prior to the meeting. For more information, call City Hall at 952-882-2660.
Current EDC members are listed below.
|Wayne Carlson||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Randy Clegg||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Robyn Cline||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Sean Hauenstein||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Mark Roberts||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|John Turner||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Jerry Young||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Brad Brunell (1st Alt)||2/1/16 - 1/31/19|
|Rich Johnson (2nd Alt.)||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission (PRNRC)
The Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Commission consists of seven members and two alternates. Alternates participate in the discussion of issues like regular members, but may only vote when a regular member is absent. Terms are for three years. Known as the PRNRC, the Commission works with staff to provide input and make recommendations regarding recreational programming and the acquisition and development of parks. The PRNRC meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Agendas are available from City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, the Friday before the meeting. For more information, call City Hall at 952-882-2660.
Current PRNRC members are listed below.
|Robert Ampe||2/1/16 - 1/31/19|
|Wayne Lawrence||2/1/16 - 1/31/19|
|Juan Macias||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Christopher Picard||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Debra Sunderman||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Carrie Wilder||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Tim Wold||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Angie Rolle (1st Alt)||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Patrick Stieg (2nd Alt)||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
Planning Commission (PC)
The Planning Commission consists of seven members and two alternates. Alternates participate in all issue discussions, but may only vote when a regular member is absent from the meeting. The Planning Commission focuses on land use and zoning issues that arise within the City limits. Commission members have the powers and duties given planning agencies as provided in Minnesota Statutes 462l-351 et seq. The Commission also exercises the duties conferred upon it by the City Code including the Zoning Ordinance and by the Council. The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on Thursdays during the same weeks as City Council meetings. Minutes and Agendas are available on the City website or at City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, on the Monday prior to the meeting. Please contact the Planning Department for additional information at 952-882-2660.
Current PC members are listed below.
|Stacy Crakes||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Drew Christensen||2/1/19 - 1/31/22|
|Christopher Fonsenca||2/1/19 - 1/31/22|
|Ray Leathers||2/1/18 - 1/31/21|
|Kelly Schwenn||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Jeremy Singleton||2/1/19 - 1/31/22|
|Lee Watson||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Alex Jordan (1st Alt)||2/1/17 - 1/31/20|
|Johanna Picard (2nd Alt)||2/1/19 - 1/31/22|