Elected Offices

The City of Gothenburg is represented by a Mayor and four City Council Members. The Mayor is elected at-large to four-year terms. Council members are also elected to four-year terms from wards; which are the East Ward and the West Ward. There are two Council Persons (one from each ward) elected every two years.

Mayor and City Council

Mayor Joyce Hudson
Jeff Kennedy
Verlin Janssen
Jay Richeson
J Buddenberg

Airport Authority

Mike Bacon
Dave Collins
Richard Fiese
Lori Hoesel
Dean Kugler
Roger Tederman

Standing Committees and Boards
Board of Adjustment Term Cemetery Board Term
Linda Bowman 2023 Heidi Galas 2024
Dick Nelson 2024 Brent Block 2022
Kent Kline – Alternate 2022 Dee Miller 2024
Linda Rodine 2024 Ervin Haynes 2023
Dan Yancy 2024 Curt Carskadon 2023
Hal Fecht (P & Z Rep) 2023
Board of Health Housing Authority Term
Joyce Hudson, Mayor Will Rahjes, Chairman 2023
Chief Randell Olson Joni Birnie 2025
Jeff Kennedy Kyle Fornoff 2024
Dr. Garret Shaw Brennon Malcom 2022
Jill Rubenthaler 2026
Cindy Soller 2024
Library Board Term Planning/Zoning Committee Term
Ernie Blecha 2024 Jo Fuller 2022
Shanna Keiser 2022 Vacant 2021
Sherry Langley 2024 Hal Fecht 2026
Mary Lou Clark 2025 Ty Schurr 2023
Dennis VanOverbeke 2023 Logan Ricley 2023
Marcy Slack 2022
Jason Wagner 2023
Park & Recreation Board Tree Board Term
Ellen Mortensen 2024 Nate Baker (C) 2022
Will Rahjes 2024 Connie Earll 2024
Marc Mroczec 2024 Justin Dowdy 2023
Alicia Knust 2024 Dan Frerichs 2022
Kayla Paul 2024 Mark Brand 2022
Jeff Kennedy 2023
Kim Slack 2022
Community Redevelopment Authority Term
LB 840 Citizen’s
Advisory Committee
Term
Dr. Randy Burge 2026 Travis Anderson
Dr. Ashton Hecox 2022 Morgan Fornoff
John Kreuscher 2024 Mishayla Freburg
Colten Venteicher 2025 Ben Kampschnieder
Nate Wyatt 2025 Will Rahjes
City Administrator Ex-Off
City Clerk Ex-Off
REDLG Re-Use
Mayor
City Administrator (S)
Aaron Coleman 2023
Colten Venteicher 2023
Morgan Fornoff 2023
Other Current Committees
Downtown Revitalization Committee
Anne Anderson
Gary Greer
Joyce Hudson
Jeff Kennedy
Steve Peterson
Tim Strauser
Andrea McClintoc