Mayor & City Council


City Council
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Government Overview
The City of Columbia Heights is governed by a five-member council, consisting of a mayor and four councilmembers who are elected at large on a nonpartisan basis. The mayor serves a two-year term, with councilmembers serving staggered, four-year terms. Elections are held in November of even-number years. 
The City of Columbia Heights is a charter city and as such has a City Charter that determines the procedures of city government in accordance with state statutes and the Minnesota State Constitution. Under this charter, the city has adopted the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who is the chief administrative officer for the city.


  • Meetings take place at 7:00 pm - City Hall Council Chambers, 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
  • Second and fourth Monday of every month
  • Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on Government Access Cable Channel 16  in Columbia Heights
The previous 6 months of City Council meetings are available on our On Demand page.


Donna Schmitt, Mayor
Term expires 01-04-2021
John Murzyn, Jr., Councilmember
Term expires 01-02-2023
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Robert "Bobby" Williams, Councilmember
Term expires 01-04-2021
Connie Buesgens, Councilmember
Term expires 01-04-2021

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Nick Novitsky, Councilmember 
Term expires 01-02-2023