Council

New Council Chambers Image Corcoran is a community legally established under the laws of Minnesota. It is governed by a Mayor who serves a two-year term and four Council members who serve four-year terms. City council members serve at large.

The City Council meets at 7:00 pm the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Council Chambers at Corcoran City Hall.


Council Seat Vacancy

UPDATE (5/10/2024): At the Council meeting on May 9, Council appointed Mark Lanterman to the vacant Council seat as an interim councilor. Mr. Lanterman will hold this seat through the canvassing of the General Election in November 2024.

Mark Lanterman has been a resident of Corcoran  for over a decade and has recently served as Chair on the Corcoran Planning Commission. Mr. Lanterman will receive his Oath of Office at the May 21, 2024 Council meeting. 

A Special Election will be held for the remaining 2-year term of the Council seat on November 5, 2024. Residents interested in running for the vacant seat in the Special Election will need to complete an affidavit of candidacy July 30-August 13, 2024, at Corcoran City Hall. The filing fee is $10.00.

Please contact City Clerk Michelle Friedrich at [email protected] with any questions.


CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Tom McKee, Mayor
(Term ends December 2024)
612-803-8101
[email protected]

Jonathan Bottema, Councilor (Term ends December 2024)
612-247-7328 
[email protected]

Jeremy Nichols, Councilor 
(Term ends December 2026)
[email protected]

Mark Lanterman, Interim Councilor (Term ends December 2026)

Dean Vehrenkamp (Term ends December 2024)
612-309-1885
[email protected]

CITY ADMINISTRATOR
Jay Tobin
763-420-2288
[email protected]


PUBLIC COMMENTS

*Please note in-person comments will be taken at the scheduled meeting where noted. Comments received via email to City Clerk Friedrich at [email protected] or via public comment cards will also be accepted. All email, mail, and public comment cards must be received by 4:00 pm the day before the meeting. For more information on options to provide public comment visit: www.corcoranmn.gov.

BEFORE MEETINGS
Email [email protected] with a comment on a specific agenda item. Please indicate the item in the subject line of your email, and send it in by 4:00 pm, the Wednesday night before the scheduled Council or Commission meeting.

MAIL COMMENTS
Corcoran City Hall at 8200 County Road 116, Corcoran, MN 55340. Please post your mail at least three days before the meeting.

CALL STAFF WITH COMMENTS
Contact City Clerk Michelle Friedrich at 763-400-7031. Please call by 4:00 pm, the Wednesday before the scheduled Council or Commission meeting.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LINKS

State Elected Officials -- Legislators and Senators

Federal Elected Officials -- Representatives and Senators

Hennepin County Services

State of Minnesota

Elm Creek Watershed


OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

The City Council has selected the Crow River News to be the official newspaper for the City of Corcoran, which will contain all legal posting notices from the City.

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