There are various boards and commissions consisting of citizens and residents of the city. They are appointed by the mayor on an annual basis with the consent of the governing body. They are liaison boards and commissions and make recommendations to the following committees: Administration, Public Services, Property & Recreation and Public Safety.

Administrative Committee

Jim Brown
Shannon Stark
Dennis Ouellette
Elton Hess

Public Safety Committee

Randy Rundle
Daton Hess
Mike Schultze
Shannon Stark

Public Services Committee

Daton Hess
Jim Brown
Glenn Hoover
Elton Hess

Property and Recreation Committee

Dennis Ouellette
Glenn Hoover
Randy Rundle
Mike Schultze

Planning Commission Members & Term Expiry

The members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. The commission reviews and makes recommendations to the city council on zone change requests, variance requests, comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision regulations, plats or re-plats, and other assignments as requested by the governing body related to planning and land use regulations.

Keith Hoffman (2020)
Jan Kissinger (2020)
Tammy Taylor (2020)
Brad Dieckman (2021)
David Frederick (2021)
Randy Carlson (2021)
Preston Rook (2022)
Kurt Haberer (2022)
Kyle Bauer (2022)

Library Board Members & Term Expiry

The Clay Center Carnegie Board of Trustees meets every second Wednesday of the month except August and December at 4:30 in the library’s community room. Members serve a four-year term. Meetings are open to the public.

Deanna Barleen (2020)
Susan Melton (2021)
Lisa Bauer (2021)
Vern Swanson (2022)
Stephen Birkbeck (2023)
Nancy Lee (2023)
Mindy Blake (2023)

Local Housing Members & Term Expiry

The Housing Committee meets on an as-needed basis. Members serve a four-year term.

Brad Girton (2020)
Kerri Spielman (2021)
Mearl Cook (2022)
Bruce Wingerd (2022)
Vern Swanson (2023)

Electrical Board

The Electrical Board meets on an as need basis. Members serve a two-year term.

Glenn Hoover
Kevin Helms
Kevin Griggs

Plumbing Board & Term Expiry

The Plumbing Board meets on an as-needed basis. Members serve a one-year term.

Melvin Anderson (2020)
Shannon Stark (2020)
Kent Hessling, Inspector (2020)
Todd Slagle (2020)

Enterprise Board & Term Expiry

The Enterprise Board meets on an as-needed basis. Members serve a two-year term.

Elton Hess (2020)
Randy Rundle (2020)
Shannon Stark (2020)

Tree Board & Term Expiry

The Tree Board meets on an as-needed basis. Members serve a two-year term.

Scott Glaves (2020)
Jane Gingles (2020)
Dennis Ouellette, Councilmember (2021)
Shawn Stratton, 1st Ward (2020)
Cheri Birkbeck, 2nd Ward (2021)
Doug Erickson, 3rd Ward (2020)
Sharon Carlson, 4th Ward (2021)
Patrick Hayes, Park Supervisor

Public Recreation & Term Expiry

The Public Recreation Committee helps with many of the recreational programs, either financially, with labor, or helping maintain fields, equipment, etc. Members serve a four-year term.

Patrick Hayes (2020)
Todd Slagle (2021)
Jim Franson (2022)
Shannon Stark (2022)
Jericho Hammond (2023)

Clay Center Revolving Loan Fund Unexpired Terms

Brandon Lee, Union State Bank
Maria Pfizenmaier, Union Bank & Trust
Randy Rundle, Councilmember
Jim Brown, Councilmember