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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

  • Meetings take place at 7 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 six months of City Council meetings are available on our On Demand page.


Members


Donna Schmitt, Mayor
763-706-3607
dschmitt@columbiaheightsmn.gov
Term expires 01-04-2021

 Schmitt
 

John Murzyn, Jr., Councilmember
763-781-4983
jmurzynjr@columbiaheightsmn.gov
Term expires 01-02-2023

 Murzyn Jr


Robert "Bobby" Williams, Councilmember
612-414-3981
rwilliams@columbiaheightsmn.gov
Term expires 01-04-2021

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Connie Buesgens, Councilmember
763-788-5072
cbuesgens@columbiaheightsmn.gov
Term expires 01-04-2021


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Nick Novitsky, Councilmember 
612-760-4463
nnovitsky@columbiaheightsmn.gov
Term expires 01-02-2023


 Novitsky