Community Development

The Community Development Department oversees administration of the City's Engineering, Inspections, and Planning Divisions and manages housing resources and economic development. 

  1. Cherie Shoquist

    Housing and Economic Development Manager
    Phone: 763-593-3983

  1. Sue Schwalbe

    Community Development Assistant
    Phone: 763-593-3987


Engineering is responsible for:

  • contract management, design, and oversight of the City's construction and maintenance projects and City facilities associated with private development
  • mapping, surveying, and infrastructure management
  • right-of-way management, including coordination with private utility companies
  • storm water and wetland management
  • water quality programming
  • waste and recycling
  • traffic and transportation engineering
  1. Jeff Oliver

    City Engineer
    Phone: 763-593-8034

  1. RJ Kakach

    Assistant City Engineer
    Phone: 763-593-8043

  1. Eric Eckman

    Environmental Resources Supervisor
    Phone: 763-593-8084

  1. Brian Dahlberg

    Engineering Technician
    Phone: 763-593-8112

  1. Karen Moores

    Engineering Technician
    Phone: 763-593-3971

  1. Heather Hegi

    GIS Specialist
    Phone: 763-593-8036

  1. Drew Chirpich

    Water & Natural Resource Specialist
    Phone: 763-593-8044

  1. Carrie Nelson

    Engineering Assistant
    Phone: 763-593-8090


Inspections provides services to ensure that residential and non-residential buildings are constructed and maintained in accordance with state and local building and fire codes and in ways that uphold national standards for public health, safety, welfare, and basic livability.

  1. Dan Anderson

    Building Official
    Phone: 763-593-8093

  1. Shannon Dietrich

    Inspections Administrative Specialist
    Phone: 763-593-3998

  1. Claire Huisman

    Development & Inspections Assistant
    Phone: 763-593-8027

  1. Bret Eggers

    Building Inspector
    Phone: 763-593-8088

  1. Mike Lockman

    Building Inspector
    Phone: 763-593-8094

  1. Brian Stemwedel

    Building Inspector
    Phone: 763-593-3996


Planning provides day-to-day zoning administration, reviews plans and applications for new developments, and coordinates implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan.

  1. Jason Zimmerman

    Planning Manager
    Phone: 763-593-8099

  1. Myles Campbell

    Phone: 763-593-3979

  1. Amie Kolesar

    Planning Assistant
    Phone: 763-593-3992