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
Hal Fecht (P & Z Rep) 2023 Curt Carskadon 2023
Linda Bowman 2023 Ervin Haynes 2023
Dan Yancy 2024 Connie Sitorius 2024
Linda Rodine 2024 Dee Miller 2024
Dick Nelson 2024 Brent Block 2025
Kent Kline – Alternate 2025
Board of Health Housing Authority Term
Joyce Hudson, Mayor Travis Pieper 2023
Chief Randell Olson Kyle Fornoff 2024
Jeff Kennedy Cindy Soller 2024
Dr. Garret Shaw Joni Birnie 2025
Jill Rubenthaler 2026
Brennon Malcom 2027
Library Board Term Planning/Zoning Committee Term
Dennis VanOverbeke 2023 Logan Ricely 2023
Ernie Blecha 2024 Jason Wagner 2023
Sue Ostergard 2024 Ty Schurr 2023
Mary Lou Clark 2025 Keith Lauer 2024
Shanna Keiser 2026 Hal Fecht 2025
Jo Fuller 2025
Marcy Slack 2025
Park & Recreation Board Tree Board Term
Ellen Mortensen 2024 Jeff Kennedy 2023
Will Rahjes 2024 Justin Dowdy 2023
Marc Mroczec 2024 Connie Earll 2024
Alicia Knust 2024 Dan Frerichs 2025
Kayla Paul 2024 Kim Slack 2025
Nate Baker (C) 2025
Mark Brand 2025
Community Redevelopment Authority Term
LB 840 Citizen’s
Advisory Committee
Dr. Randy Burge 2026 Travis Anderson
Dr. Ashton Hecox 2027 Morgan Fornoff
John Kreuscher 2024 Mishayla Freburg
Colten Venteicher 2025 Dave Zorn
Nate Wyatt 2025 Will Rahjes
City Administrator Ex-Off
City Clerk Ex-Off
City Administrator (S)
Vacant 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