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   Airport Authority  
Mayor Joyce Hudson   Mike Bacon  
Council President - Jeff Kennedy   Dave Collins  
Verlin Janssen   Richard Fiese  
Jay Richeson   Lori Hoesel  
Randy Waskowiak   Dean Kugler  
    Roger Tederman  

Standing Committees and Boards

Board of Adjustment Term Cemetery Board Term
Linda Bowman 2020 Heidi Galas 2021
Dick Nelson 2018 Ken Christensen 2019
Tom Shea 2020 Dee Miller 2018
Mike Teahon 2018 Ervin Haynes 2020
Dan Yancy 2018 Curt Carskadon 2020
Board of Health   Housing Authority Term
Joyce Hudson, Mayor   Will Rahjes, Chairman 2018
Chief Randell Olson   Joni Birnie 2020
Jeff Kennedy   Kyle Fornoff 2019
Dr. Garret Shaw   Bob Lutjemeyer 2022
    Sandy Smith 2021
    Cindy Soller 2019
Library Board Term Planning/Zoning Committee Term
Ernie Blecha 2020 Shawn Boyd 2020
Shanna Keiser 2018 Louis Bovitz 2019
Sherry Langley 2020 Kent Kline 2018
Sue Ostergard 2021 Brian Kouba 2021
Dennis VanOverbeke 2019 Tom Shea 2020
    Eppie Sisneros 2019
    Jason Wagner 2020
Recreation Committee   Tree Board Term
Angie Barkmeier   Nate Baker, Chairman 2019
Tim Strauser   Connie Earll 2021
Libby Franzen   Justin Dowdy 2020
Craig Haake   Dan Frerichs 2019
Tot Holmes   Chris Healey 2019
    Jeff Kennedy 2020
    Kim Slack 2019
Redevelopment Authority Term    
Dr. Randy Burge 2021    
Dr. Ashton Hecox 2022    
John Kreuscher 2019    
Colten Venteicher 2020    
Nate Wyatt 2020    

Other Current Committees

Downtown Revitalization Committee  
Anne Anderson      
Bruce Clymer      
Joyce Hudson      
Jeff Kennedy      
Steve Peterson      
Tim Strauser      
Jennifer Wolf      


City of Gothenburg

409 9th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone: (308) 537-3677

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Gothenburg, NE 69138
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