City Government

Information updated February 2020

City Staff – 2020

  • City Administrator – Adam Birkholz
  • City Clerk-Treasurer – Raquel Kirchoff
  • Deputy City Clerk – Amanda Zeidler
  • Assistant to the City Admin. –  Tony Hammes
  • Administrative Assistant – Ethel Wolff
  • Police Chief – Justin Heldt
  • Officers – Jim Lammers, Tyler Bruns, Andrew Traeger
  • Public Works – Dave Meyer, Jamie Stotko, John Schlechter
  • Building Inspector – Metro West Inspection Services
  • City Attorney – Eggert & Gillis, PLLC
  • City Engineer – Bolton & Menk

City offices

City offices are located at 201 1st Street North. The mailing address is Winsted City Hall, PO Box 126, Winsted, MN  55395. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The phone number is 320-485-2366. Other important numbers include:

  • Fax 320-485-2858
  • City Administrator 320-485-2366
  • Building Inspector 763-479-1720
  • Police – Emergency 911
  • Fire – Emergency 911
  • Police Department 320-485-2600
  • Public Works 320-485-2201
  • Website

The Mayor and City Council

The mayor and city council serve as the local legislative body in Winsted. They adopt an annual budget, approve expenditures, appoint staff, and ratify all policies and ordinances of the city.

Mayor and council members

• Mayor Steve Stotko, 372 South Shore Drive, 320-485-3898. His term expires in 2020.

• Tom Ollig, 141 George Ave. E., 320-485-3987. His term expires in 2020.

• Bonnie Quast, 429 Lake Court, 320-485-2353. Her term expires in 2022.

• Patty Fitzgerald, 511 Ponto Point (310) 977-8507. Her term expires in 2020.

• Mike Henrich, 431-5th Street N. (320) 485-4455. His term expires in 2022.

City council meetings are conducted the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at city hall, located at 201 1st Street North. To request that an item be placed on the agenda, contact the city administrator.

The Winsted City Council has also created several advisory commissions to aid the city in transportation, planning, development, recreation, and quality of life issues.

Fire Board Members

City representatives: Tom Wiemiller, voting

George Schulenberg, non-voting

Winsted Township: Michael Laxen, voting

Tony Hausladen, non-voting

Hollywood Township: Kenny Johnson, voting

Bruce Fillbrandt, non-voting

Victor Township: Sean Groos, voting

Greg Bakeberg, non-voting

Woodland Township: Scott Salonek, voting

Barry Pawelk, non-voting

Fire Department

  • Fire Chief – Troy Scherping
  • First Asst. – Chief Jon Davidson
  • Second Asst. – Chief Todd Koch
  • First Captain – Ryan Chatterton
  • Second Captain – Kyle Thompson
  • Third Captain – Jake Hertzog

Park Commission

The purpose of the Winsted Park Commission is to advise the city council on the proper use of the parks, trails, and natural environment and policies covering recreation activities. The commission recommends an annual budget, reviews equipment needs, and plans for additional recreational opportunities in the area.

Park commission meetings are the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the council chambers, unless noted otherwise.

Current members:

  • Steve Ebert, chair
  • Evelyn Fowler
  • Tim Fury
  • Jody Lenz
  • Amy Schultz

Planning Commission

The purpose of the planning commission is to advise the city council on all land-use planning matters.

Meetings take place the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, unless noted otherwise.

The Winsted Pride Award nominees are judged by the planning commission. The award recognizes residential and commercial/industrial property owners who go above and beyond normal standards to maintain their properties.

Current members:

  • Chairman, Marv Ebensperger
  • Jolynn Cafferty
  • vacancy
  • Mike Guggemos
  • City council liaison Mike Henrich

Economic Development Authority

Members of Winsted’s Economic Development Authority include:

  • Leigha Bruns
  • Jacob Schlagel
  • Robert Hamilton
  • Nancy Fasching
  • Cody Cuhel
  • Patricia Fitzgerald, council member
  • Tom Ollig, council member
  • Raquel Kirchoff, ex-officio
  • Adam Birkholz, ex-officio