Mayor & City Council

Mayor & City Council
The Mayor and City Council are the legislative and policy making body for the City of Willmar government.  The Mayor is responsible for chairing Council meetings and making various appointments.

The Mayor and eight City Council members are elected to alternating four-year terms.  The City of Willmar is divided into four wards.  Two Council members are elected to represent each ward.  Elections are held in November of even numbered years.

The City of Willmar has a Council-Administrator form of government.  The City Administrator is responsible for carrying out the directions of the Council majority.

City Council MEETING TIMES & Location
The City Council holds meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers located in the Willmar Municipal Utilities building; 700 Litchfield Ave SW. Enter through the door located at the SW corner of the building.

Members
WardFirst NameLast NameAddressEmailPhone
Represents  Ward 1 Andrew Plowman 505 NW 36th Street aplowman@willmarmn.gov 320-894-3279
Represents  Ward 1  Kathy Schwantes 1503 Country Club Drive NE kschwantes@willmarmn.gov 320-235-7956
Represents  Ward 2 Ron Christianson 1912 Richland Ave SW rchristianson@willmarmn.gov 320-235-5021
Represents Ward 2 Julie Asmus 1404 16th Street SW jasmus@willmarmn.gov 320-235-4089
Represents  Ward 3 Rick Fagerlie
805 24th Street SE
rfagerlie@willmarmn.gov 320-235-6970
Represents  Ward 3 Fernando Alvarado
809 Monongalia Ave SW
falvarado@willmarmn.gov
320-235-2577
Represents  Ward 4 Shawn Mueske
2026 5th St SW
smueske@willmarmn.gov 320-214-9134
Represents  Ward 4  Audrey Nelsen
1509 9th Street SE
anelsen@willmarmn.gov
320-979-4927
Mayor, Willmar Marv Calvin 619 SW 11th Street mcalvin@willmarmn.gov 320-235-4913