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GET ON BOARD - OPU Commissioner - 5th Ward

Get on Board

Applications being accepted to fill an open seat on the Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) Commission - 5th Ward.  

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Form

The OPU Commission meets once a month, on the fourth Tuesday, at 4:00 p.m. in the Morehouse Room at OPU.  This is a policy making board for operations of all water, electric light, power, heat and gas plants and systems acquired by the City including the building, erecting, constructing and equipping of such plant and systems.

OPU Commissioners are appointed by City Council to serve a five-year term.  Each commissioner may serve two consecutive terms.  The current seat open in the 5th Ward expires April 30, 2024.  Applicants eligible to fill this seat must be 18 years old and reside in the City's 5th Ward.  

If you have any questions, call Jeanette Clawson, Administrative Specialist at 507-774-7341.  

Human Rights Commission

Promote the acceptance of cultural diversity in Owatonna; to promote the elimination of hate, prejudice, and discrimination against persons or groups based on race, gender, religion, or other status of the person or group; to educate the community on issues of discrimination and cultural diversity; to advise the City Council and administration on human rights issues; and to promote the goals and objectives of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Library Board

Does all things necessary for the efficient operation and management of a public library facility in the City of Owatonna to the extent that may be permitted by statute; empowered to accept and receive all donations and contributions for public library purposes.

Park Board

Establish such committees thereof as it may see fit, and shall have the responsibility to advise the City Council about all operations of parks and recreational programming as offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The Board shall be charged to evaluate the delivery of services and quality of facilities.

SeniorPlace Inc. Board

SeniorPlace, Inc. is a non-profit  501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is:

  • To raise and manage funds to support Senior programs and activities
  • To partner with the City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department to initiate, develop, and coordinate programs and services that further the social, psychological, physical, educational, and economic well-being of persons 50 years+

Shade Tree Commission

Studies the problems and determine the needs of the City of Owatonna in connection with its tree planting program.