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  
Jeff Kennedy

Dave Collins  
Verlin Janssen

Casey Metzger  
Jay Richeson

Lori Hoesel  
J Buddenberg

Roger Tederman  


Standing Committees and Boards


Board of Adjustment


Cemetery Board


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


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


Planning/Zoning Committee


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

Recreation Committee

Tree Board


Currently Inactive

Nate Baker (C) 2022

Connie Earll 2024

Justin Dowdy 2023

Dan Frerichs 2022

Mark Brand 2022

Jeff Kennedy 2023

Kim Slack 2022


Community Redevelopment Authority


LB 840 Citizen's
Advisory Committee


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


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






City of Gothenburg

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Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone: (308) 537-3677

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Gothenburg, NE 69138
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