Government

Mayor and City Council

The City of Norfolk has the Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is elected at large by popular vote of the people for a four-year term. The City of Norfolk is divided into four wards, each ward represented by two council members making a total of eight council members. Every two years four of the council seats are open for election (one seat in each ward). The Council member must be an elector in the City and reside in the ward from which he or she is elected. The Mayor and eight council members are elected on a non-partisan ballot. 

The Norfolk City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the City Council Chambers, 309 N 5th Street Norfolk, Nebraska.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the City of Norfolk, Nebraska is to provide quality public services.

VISION STATEMENT

Norfolk is a community of strength that takes pride in being a clean, safe, friendly, prosperous, united city with modern municipal facilities. Norfolk is a healthy community with state of the art medical facilities, abundant water resources and environmentally friendly practices. Norfolk is a vibrant growing community offering shovel-ready industrial sites, a network of transportation corridors, abundant low cost utilities, diverse education opportunities and quality workforce. Norfolk is an OASIS of recreational, entertainment and cultural opportunities.

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City Code Section 2-21.1 defines the following City Council Subcommittees.

  • Public Works --  proposes policy for the Public Works Department and its divisions: Water & Sewer, Wastewater, Engineering, Streets, and Park Maintenance. 
    City Council representatives -- Corey Granquist and Fred Wiebelhaus
  • Public Safety -- develops policy proposals for Police and Fire Divisions. 
    Public Safety subcommittee members -- Gary L. Jackson and Dick Pfeil
  • Planning & Community Development -- deals with policies and issues involving planning, zoning, permits, inspections, and health. 
    City Council representatives -- Jim Lange and Rob Merrill
  • Culture & Recreation -- deals primarily with the Recreation, Housing, and Library Divisions in developing programs and policies following advisory recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.
    City Council representatives -- Shane Clausen and Thad Murren
  • Economic Development  -- deals with issues related to economic development.
    City Council representatives  -- Shane Clausen, Corey Granquist, Jim Lange and Rob Merrill

Here are lists of previous Mayors and elected officials by ward (Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, and Ward 4).