The new Bemidji City Council assigned councilors to their respective committees Monday night.
This is a full listing, which is not likely to run in print, just in case someone wants to know who to contact.
Bemidji Regional Airport Authority: Councilors Roger Hellquist and Ron Johnson (alternate is Councilor Kevin Waldhausen).
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities: City Manager John Chattin and Johnson.
Downtown Development Authority liaison: Hellquist.
DWI Court: Mayor Dave Larson.
Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board: Johnson, Larson, Councilor Greg Negard and Councilor Jim Thompson. (Note: This is interesting in that Thompson is returning to the JPB after having served as a representative for the Northern Town Board.)
Headwaters Regional Development Commission: Johnson.
Heritage Preservation Commission: Thompson and citizen Lou Marchand. (There still is a vacancy available if anyone is interested.)
Housing and Redevelopment Authority: Negard and citizen Diane Morey.
Housing Appeals Board: Councilor Rita Albrecht and citizens David Kloha and Anthony Warno. (There still is a vacancy available if anyone is interested.)
Joint Economic Development Commission: Albrecht.
Joint Planning Commission: Citizens Matthew Dyrdahl and Nicki Lemmer. (There still is a vacancy available if anyone is interested.)
Joint Powers Law Enforcement Committee: Larson and Thompson.
Library Board: Citizens Jody Benshoof and Richard Olson.
Library Board/KRLS Board: Albrecht and Negard.
Merit Hearing Board: Citizen David Kloha.
Old Fairgrounds Land Use: Johnson and Larson.
Parks & Trails Commission: Negard, Waldhausen, and citizens Mary Auger and Karen Rivard.
Public Affairs Committee: Albrecht, Johnson and Negard.
Public Works Committee: Hellquist, Thompson and Waldhausen.
Race Relations Task Force: Chattin.
Revolving Loan Fund: Hellquist.
Sanford Center Advisory Board: Johnson and Negard.
South Shore Proposal Review: Albrecht, Negard and Waldhausen. (Note: Waldhausen was added as a member Monday night. He had served on the committee previously, but Albrecht was proposed to be named to the committee due to her past work experience. Waldhausen said he wanted to continue serving on the committee and the council voted unanimously to name all three to the committee.)
Student Senate Committee: Waldhausen.
Transit – Joint Powers Board: Hellquist, Thompson and citizen Lee Coe.
VisitBemidji Advisory Board: Albrecht.
Youth Advisory Commission: Waldhausen.
*** Also, Hellquist was designated as the mayor pro-tem.