Park & Recreation Advisory Board

Members of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board

Pictured left to right: Melissa Bernhard, Cora McBroom, Neil Lutsky, Adam Olson, Benjamin Playter, Peder Jothen, 
Rebecca Peterson, and Tim Behrendt

Not Pictured: Sebastian Burset, Nathan Knutson, Stacy Longwich Kleis, and Emma Waldemar

Meetings

First Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Assistance

  1. Hearing Assistance Available

    In the Council Chambers, an induction loop system is provided for hearing device users. To use, turn your hearing device to the "T" setting or request a loop receiver.

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Members

NameTitleTerm expiration
Krissa AndersonMemberDecember 31, 2025
Sebastian Burset
MemberDecember 31, 2024
Kathleen HolmesNon-Voting Ex-Officio Member - CouncilDecember 31, 2023
Peder JothenMemberDecember 31, 2025
Amie MillerNon-Voting Ex-Officio MemberDecember 31, 2023
Adam OlsonMemberDecember 31, 2025
Rebecca PetersonChairDecember 31, 2023
Ben Playter
Vice-ChairDecember 31, 2023
Ethen RileyMemberDecember 31, 2024
Cora McBroomYouth Representative (voting member)2022-2023 school year
Emma WaldemarYouth Representative (non-voting member)2022-2023 school year


Contacting the commission

If you have questions or comments, you can email the commission. Each member will receive your email. When replying to your email, a commission member cannot reply to all members, only to you. This avoids violating the open meeting law.

Email the Park and Recreation Advisory Board

Liaisons

For general information about the board, please contact a staff liaison. Also, if you have questions or comments for the board, contact a staff liaison and they will assist.

NameTitlePhone number
Tim BehrendtStreet & Parks Manager507-645-3027
Alisha HayesAdministrative Associate507-645-3045

Overview

The City of Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) directly advises staff and officials regarding the public parks system and all public recreational facilities in the City of Northfield. PRAB assists with long-range planning for land acquisition for parks, natural areas and trails, as well as detailed plans for park development and use and recreational facilities.

Member requirements

The board consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Members serve staggered three-year terms. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Applying

  1. You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.

    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