Economic Development Authority


Fourth Thursday of each month
7:30 a.m.
Special meetings are occasionally called.

City Hall
Council Chambers
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Important documents

Agendas and minutes

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Name Title Term expiration Phone number
Andrew Ehrmann President December 31, 2022 970-389-5416
Mike Strobel Vice President December 31, 2024 507-649-1025
Britt Ackerman Treasurer December 31, 2021 507-645-9358
Enoch Blazis Board Member December 31, 2025 612-308-7712
Rachel Leatham Board Member December 31, 2023 507-321-3459
Jessica Peterson White Board Member - Council December 31, 2022 612-366-8311
Rhonda Pownell Board Member - Council December 31, 2020 507-663-1932
Alex Baraniak Youth Representative (non-voting) 2019-2020 school year Not available
Celine Falcon-Geist Youth Representative (non-voting) 2019-2020 school year Not available

Staff liaisons

Name Title Phone number
Mitzi Baker Community Development Director 507-645-3005
Nate Carlson Economic Development Coordinator 507-645-3069


The City of Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA), created in 1991, seeks to improve the economic condition of Northfield. Focusing on appropriate commercial and industrial development, the EDA works to establish a higher tax base and additional job opportunities for the citizens of Northfield. The EDA provides resources and tools, including loans and grants, to support this kind of development. Resolution #2011-131 The Economic Development Authority proposed amendments to their enabling resolution at a public hearing held December 13, 2011, before the City Council. At the City Council meeting held December 13, 2011, they approved Resolution #2011-131, amending the enabling resolution for the Economic Development Authority.

Membership requirements

The commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. Members are restricted to three terms. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in economic development and commercial and industrial (re)development, along with willingness to serve and background.


  1. Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057