Mayor Rhonda Pownell

About Rhonda Pownell

Rhonda Pownell is the Mayor of the City of Northfield. The Mayor serves a four-year term.

Mayor Pownell was elected to her first term as mayor of Northfield, Minnesota in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. Her current term expires December 31, 2024. Pownell was first elected to the City Council in 2008. She was serving her second term as council member at-large when she was elected mayor.

Community involvement

Mayor Pownell is currently involved with these commissions, committees or community initiatives:

State and regional affiliations

Northfield is represented by Mayor Pownell on these regional and state agencies:

  • League of Minnesota Cities Improving Service Delivery Policy Committee
  • League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) Trustee
  • Past President of the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Director

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

The City of Northfield Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is a program to engage local 4th and 5th grade students in civic engagement through a written essay contest. Mayor for a Day Essay Contest recipients are announced and awarded by the Mayor at our annual State of the City event each year.

View details on the Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

Agendas and minutes

  1. City Meeting Archives Opens in new window

    The City meeting archives contain agenda packets, minutes, resolutions, handouts and additional information.

  1. City Meeting Portal Opens in new window

    The City meeting portal allows you to view live streamed meetings and agendas with clickable links.