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Mayor & Councilmembers

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Pictured above (left to right): Harold E. Johnson, Mark Schulz, Mayor Duane Poppe, Larry Stelmach, and Anne Zelenak.

Council meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 415 Central Avenue. All meetings (with the exception limited by law) are open to the public and are cable casted live on Northwest Cable Channel 16.

Our community is a legally established City under the laws of Minnesota. The Mayor serves a two-year term and four Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms. City elections are held in the fall of even numbered years. Councilmembers serve at-large; there are no wards or districts in the City of Osseo.

The four Councilmembers and Mayor are responsible for approving operating and capital improvement budgets, employing City workers, establishing City policies, regulations and ordinances, maintaining public facilities, and planning the City's future.


Mayor & Councilmember Contact Information & Terms

Mayor Duane Poppe, term expires 12/31/16
Phone: 952-223-6721 - Email:  dpoppe@ci.osseo.mn.us

Councilmember Larry Stelmach, term expires 12/31/18
Phone: 763.234.7237 - Email:  lstelmach@ci.osseo.mn.us

Councilmember Mark Schulz, term expires 12/31/16
Phone: 612.524.8764 - Email:  mschulz@ci.osseo.mn.us

Councilmember Harold E. Johnson, term expires 12/31/16 
Phone: 763.424.3707 - Email:  hjohnson@ci.osseo.mn.us

Councilmember Anne Zelenak, term expires 12/31/18
Phone: 763.657.1799 - Email:  azelenak@ci.osseo.mn.us


Important dates for 2016 State Primary and General Elections

There are three city positions open in the 2016 General Election:

  • Mayor Two-year term
  • Council Four-year term
  • Council Four-year term

Calendar for the election season:

June 24: 1st day campaign signs can be posted
June 24: Absentee balloting begins for State Primary Election
August 2: Candidate filing for city positions opens at City Hall ($2 filing fee)
August 9: State Primary Election Day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
August 16: Candidate filing for city positions closes
August 18: Candidates may withdraw (until 5 p.m.)
September 23: Absentee balloting begins for General Election
October 11: League of Women Voters/ Chamber Candidate Forum at Osseo City Hall (6 p.m.)
November 8: State General Election Day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
November 14: Canvass results of city election at City Council meeting
November 15: Last day for candidates to file Campaign Financial Report
January 2, 2017: Term begins for newly elected officials (first Monday in January)

Election Results

At the November 8 General Election, Osseo residents voted for Mayor and two City Councilmembers. The official results showed Mayor Duane Poppe was re-elected with 1,151 votes.

The official results for City Council seats showed Mark E. Schulz won re-election with 646 votes. Harold E. Johnson also won re-election with 513 votes. Kathleen Gette received 509 votes. Carrie Kehn received 475 votes. 

The 2016 Campaign Financial Reports will be posted for four years. 


City Council Mission Statement

The City of Osseo will provide high-quality public services in a cost-effective, responsible, innovative, and professional manner given changing needs and available resources.


City Council Vision Statement

We see the City of Osseo as a viable and prosperous community that is responsive to the changing needs and interests of our residents and businesses. This is achieved through fiscal responsibility, economic development, responsible leadership, and community involvement. 


City Council Values Statements

The following values are fundamental to the City of Osseo's success and fulfillment of our mission:

1. Excellence and Quality in the Delivery of Services
We believe that service to the public is our reason for being and strive to deliver quality in a highly professional, cost-effective, and efficient manner.

2. Fiscal Responsibility
We believe that fiscal responsibility and the prudent stewardship of public funds are essential for citizen confidence in government. 

3. Ethics and Integrity
We believe that ethics and integrity are the foundation blocks of public trust and confidence and that all meaningful relationships are built on these values. 

4. Positive Relations with the Community
We believe that positive relations with the community and the public we serve leads to positive, involved, and active citizens.

5. Open and Honest Communication 
We believe that open and honest communication is essential for an informed and involved citizenry and fosters a positive working environment for employees.

6. Cooperation and Teamwork
We believe that the public is best served when departments, employees, and commission members work cooperatively as a team rather than at cross purposes.

7. Visionary Leadership and Planning
We believe that the very essence of leadership is to be visionary and plan for the future.

8. Professionalism
We believe that continuous improvement is the mark of professionalism, and we are committed to applying this principle to the services we offer and the development of our employees.

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