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Champlin City Government

Champlin is legally established under the laws of Minnesota. It is governed by a Mayor who serves a two-year term and four council members who serve four-year terms. City elections coincide with the general election held in the fall of even-numbered years.

The City Council is the policy making body of city government. It is the responsibility of the Mayor and City Council to make legislative decisions based upon the power and duties of the City as prescribed by State Statute. The Mayor is the presiding officer and a regular member of the City Council and has all the powers and duties of a council member in addition to those of Mayor.

Major Areas of Council Authority and Responsibility

  • To judge the qualification and election of its own members and to set and interpret rules governing its own proceedings.
  • To exercise all the powers of cities which the law does not delegate to some specific official or to an independent board or commission.
  • To legislate for the city, and to direct the enforcement of city ordinances.
    To appoint administrative personnel and appoint or approve the appointment of individuals to administrative, advisory boards, and commissions.
  • To transact city business including the city’s intergovernmental affairs.
    To manage the city’s financial operations which includes the levying of taxes, preparation of budgets, auditing expenditures, borrowing money and designation of depositories.
  • To protect the welfare of the city and its inhabitants.
  • To provide community leadership.

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Agendas are posted online. The Council also meets as a Committee of the Whole and in Work Session as needed. Regular and Committee of the Whole meetings are cable cast live on Channel 16 and available for viewing at

Open Forums

The City Council holds an Open Forum during the beginning of each meeting which allows residents an opportunity to address the Council regarding issues or concerns. The issues are generally researched by staff, and a report made to the City Council at their next regular meeting. If you have questions about the meeting process please contact us at

Mayor & City Council

Ryan Karasek, Mayor
Term Expires: 12-31-2018
324 Pebble Road, Champlin, MN 55316
763-421-8100 Ext. 239
(612) 210-5333 (Cell)

  • Economic Development Authority – President

Jessica Tesdall
Term Expires: 12-31-2018
318 Pebble Road North, Champlin, MN  55316
763-421-8100 Ext. 237
(651) 336-2047 (Cell)

Tom Moe
Term Expires: 12-31-2018
10506 Chestnut Circle, Champlin, MN  55316
(763) 421-8100 Ext. 228
(612) 991-8303 (Cell)

Nate Truesdell
Term Expires: 12-31-2020
1203 Heard Avenue, Champlin, MN 55316
763-421-8100 Ext. 238
(612) 386-1036 (Cell)

Ryan Sabas
Term Expires: 12-31-2020
11816 Mississippi Drive North, Champlin, MN 55316
(763) 218-7569 (Cell)

Meeting Minutes

Archive minutes are available by contacting the City Clerk’s office, (763) 923-7111, 

January 25, 2016 Work Session

February 8, 2016 Regular Meeting

February 22, 2016 Regular Meeting

February 23, 2016 Work Plan Priority Meeting

March 5, 2016 Legislative Work Session

March 14, 2016 Regular Meeting

March 28, 2016 Regular Meeting

March 28, 2016 Work Session

April 11, 2016 Regular Meeting

April 11, 2016 Work Session

April 11, 2016 Closed Meeting

April 19, 2016 Joint Meeting w/Dayton

April 25, 2016 Regular Meeting

April 25, 2016 Work Session

May 9, 2016 Regular Meeting

May 9, 2016 Work Session

May 23, 2016 Regular Meeting

May 23, 2016 Work Session

May 23, 2016 Work Session II

June 13, 2016 Regular Meeting

June 13, 2016 Work Session

July 11, 2016 Regular Meeting

June 21, 2016 Work Session/Work Plan Priority Meeting

June 27, 2016 Work Session

June 27, 2016 Regular Meeting

July 25, 2016 Work Session I

July 25, 2016 Work Session II

July 25, 2016 Regular Meeting

August 8, 2016 Work Session

August 8, 2016 Regular Meeting

August 22, 2016 Regular Meeting

August 30, 2016 Budget Work Session

September 12, 2016 Work Session

September 12, 2016 Regular Meeting

September 26, 2016 Joint Meeting w/EDA

September 26 ,2016 Closed Meeting

September 26, 2016 Work Session

September 26, 2016 Regular Meeting

October 6, 2016 Work Session

October 11, 2016 Regular Meeting

October 24, 3016 Work Session

October 24, 3016 Regular Meeting

November 14, 2016 Regular Meeting

November 28, 2016 Work Session

November 28, 2016 Regular Meeting

December 12, 2016 Work Session #1

December 12, 2016 Regular Meeting

December 12, 2016 Work Session #2

December 28, 2016 Regular Meeting

City Survey & QCTV Survey

Council & Staff Pledge To Our Residents
Mutual Agreement Between Council and Staff