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 Will Rahjes
Jeff Kennedy
Verlin Janssen
Jay Richeson
J Buddenberg

Standing Committees and Boards
Board of Adjustment Term Cemetery Board Term
Kent Kline – Alternate 2025 Brent Block 2025
Hal Fecht (P & Z Rep) 2026 Kim Kitzing 2026
Linda Bowman 2026 Alex Ballmer 2026
Dan Yancy 2027 Casey Metzger 2027
Dick Nelson 2027 Dee Miller 2027
Linda Rodine 2027
Board of Health Housing Authority Term
Will Rahjes, Mayor Joni Birnie 2025
Chief Randell Olson Jill Rubenthaler 2026
Jeff Kennedy Brennon Malcom 2027
Dr. Garret Shaw Chevas Shaw 2028
Kyle Fornoff 2029
Cindy Soller 2029
Library Board Term Planning/Zoning Committee Term
Mary Lou Clark 2025 Hal Fecht 2025
Shanna Keiser 2026 Jo Fuller 2025
Rita Thomalla 2027 Marcy Slack 2025
Sue Ostergard 2028 Logan Ricely 2026
Karman Keith 2028 Jason Wagner 2026
Tanner Focken 2026
Roger Koehler 2027
Park & Recreation Board Tree Board Term
Ellen Mortensen 2027 Dan Frerichs 2025
Alec Foster 2027 Kim Slack 2025
Marc Mroczek 2027 Nate Baker (C) 2025
Alicia Knust 2027 Mark Brand 2025
Kayla Paul 2027 Jeff Kennedy 2026
Kathleen Hartman 2026
Dave Zorn 2027
Community Redevelopment Authority Term
LB 840 Citizen’s
Advisory Committee
Joe Libal 2025 Travis Anderson
Randy Waskowiak 2025 Morgan Fornoff
Aaron Colwell 2026 Mishayla Freburg
Dr. Ashton Hecox 2027 Dave Zorn
Joyce Hudson 2029 Jesse Ambler
City Administrator Ex-Off
City Clerk Ex-Off
City Administrator (S)
Morgan Fornoff 2026
Other Current Committees
Downtown Revitalization Committee
Anne Anderson
Gary Greer
Joyce Hudson
Jeff Kennedy
Steve Peterson
Tim Strauser
Andrea McClintoc