City of Newport, MN

Mayor & Council

Agendas, Packets and Minutes


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



The Newport City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Agendas are posted one week prior to the meeting date.

Click here to view the agendas and minutes.

Newport's City Council is elected by the citizens of Newport. Each member serves a four year term on the Council, with local elections taking place in November of even numbered years. In January, each Council member is appointed as liaisons to the various City Commissions and Boards, including the Planning Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Park Board, and the Library Board.

The Council is responsible for passing ordinances and orders necessary for governing the City, setting budgets, and determining the direction of City policy, while protecting the long-term welfare of the City and its residents.

Any person wishing to have an item considered by the City Council may submit a request, along with pertinent exhibits, to the City office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the following Thursday's meeting date (8 days prior to the Council meeting date). No item of business will be acted on unless it appears on the Agenda for the meeting or is approved as an addition to the Agenda by a unanimous vote by the Council members present.

Strategic Plan

The City Council and senior staff met to discuss short and long-term goals for the City of Newport while reviewing its strengths, challenges, and opportunities and last year's Strategic Plan. From this discussion, the 2014 Strategic Plan was updated and was approved at the June 4, 2015 City Council meeting. The Strategic Plan lists the City's mission and vision statements, past achievements, assets and strengths, and short-term goals that the City Council identified during its work session. The City will accomplish the goals through wise financial planning, progressive thinking, innovative solutions, deliberate risk-taking, and collaborative decision-making. Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

Newport City Council Members:

Please send all mail correspondence to City Council members to:

Newport City Hall

596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055


Mayor Dan Lund                   
(651) 331-9324
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Bill Sumner
(651) 459-1717
Term Expires: 12/31/2020



Tracy Rahm
(651) 459-6634
Term Expires: 12/31/2018


Kevin Chapdelaine

(612) 508-1284

Term Expires: 12/31/2020


Roz Johnson

(651) 459-1089

Term Expires: 12/31/2018