Charter Commission
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Charter Commission Vacancy

 The City of Ramsey is looking for residents who are interested in serving on the Charter Commission. 

Appointments to the Charter Commission are made by the Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial District.  Seats are open until filled.  Charter Commission members volunteer their time and do not receive a stipend.

Applications and additional information are available on the City’s website at and clicking on “Boards and Commissions”, or by contacting Jo Thieling, City Clerk at 763-433-9840 or .

Applications may be sent directly to the Honorable John C. Hoffman, Washington Co. Government Center, 14949 – 62nd St. No., P.O. Box 3802, Stillwater, MN 55082-3802 and/or City Clerk, Ramsey Municipal Center, 7550 Sunwood Drive NW, Ramsey, MN   55303.

Click here to download an application for the Charter Commission.


Commission Members

  • Joe Field, Chair
  • Mark Anderson
  • Susan Anderson
  • Jim Bendtsen
  • Ben Deemer
  • John Niederhaus
  • Vacancy 
  • Chad Sivertson
  • Eric Zaetsch


The Charter Commission is like a standing constitutional convention. It has the power to propose charter changes at any time. The Commission's function is to continue to study the local charter and government and if they find that it is not working or proves to be faulty in operation, it is the Commission's duty to propose improvements.

General Information

The Charter Commission meets as needed at the Ramsey Municipal Center, 7550 Sunwood Drive NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. The Charter Commission is required by law to meet at least once each calendar year.

Contact Information

City of Ramsey
Jo Ann (Jo) Thieling
City Clerk
7550 Sunwood Dr NW
Ramsey, MN 55303