April 27, 2015

FAQs

To contact a City Commissioner via email or phone or find out about City Commission meeting times and dates, all the information can be located directly on our website.

Contact

Contact a City Commissioner
800 4 Ave East, Suite 1
West Fargo, ND 58078

Rich Mattern:      (701) 793-0472
Mark Wentz:       (701) 371-2425
Duane Hanson:  (701) 367-4249
Mark Simmons:  (701) 306-3815
Mike Thorstad:   (701) 388-4907

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Participating in the City Commission Meeting

To submit an item to the Commission Agenda, fill out the Agenda Item Description form and bring in or send to:
City Auditor's Office
800 4 Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078

Agenda items for an upcoming meeting must be submitted (at the latest) by 12:00 noon on the Thursday before the Monday of the meeting. If you have any additional questions about the application process, please contact the City Auditors office at (701) 433-5300.

West Fargo City Commission

The governing body of the City of West Fargo consists of a Board of City Commissioners. The Governing Board consists of a President of the Board (Mayor) and four City Commissioners. 

The next West Fargo City Commission Meeting is MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015, at 5:30 pm in the City Commission room.    

AGENDA ITEMS ARE DUE NOON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015..

 

City Commission Agendas    City Commission Minutes

City Commission

West Fargo City Commission group photo 

The President (Mayor) votes as a member of the board and does not have veto power.

The Board of City Commissioners meet every first, third and fifth Monday of each month.  The meeting time is 5:30 p.m. and is held in the West Fargo Commission Chambers located at 800 4th Avenue East in West Fargo.

There are five portfolios designated to each member of the City Commission.  Those portfolios include:

1.)    Finance and Government
2.)    Police and Fire
3.)    Streets and Improvements
4.)    Sanitation and Building Inspection
5.)    Waterworks and Sewerage 

Every two years, after each election, a reorganization meeting is scheduled to distribute the portfolios to each Commissioner.  Typically the President (Mayor) holds the Finance and Government portfolio and the remaining portfolios are assigned by the President (Mayor) to the four Commissioners. Each Commissioner is also assigned a secondary portfolio.  The Vice-Chair of the Board is also appointed at this time as well as the following officers: 

City Administrator
Finance Director
Assessor
Business Development Director
Planning Director
Chief of Police
Public Works Director
City Engineer
Assistant City Engineer
City Attorney
Assistant City Attorney
Assistant City Health Officer
Building Administrator

City Commission Members

Mayor Rich Mattern
Mayor Rich Mattern, President
Portfolio:  Finance and City Hall
 
Commissioner Wentz
Mark Wentz, Commissioner
Portfolio:  Sanitation
 
Commissioner Brian Schulz
Duane Hanson, Commissioner
Portfolio:  Sewer and Water
 
Commissioner Mark Simmons
Mark Simmons, Commissioner
Portfolio:  Streets
 
Mike Thorstad
Mike Thorstad, Commissioner
Portfolio:  Police and Fire