Economic Development Authority

Member of the 2023 Northfield Economic Development Authority

Meeting day, time and location

Fourth Monday of each month
6:00 p.m.
Special meetings are occasionally called.

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

Agendas and minutes

September 25, 2023 EDA Agenda Packet

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Public monitoring

Members of the public may monitor the meeting by watching the live stream.

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The City of Northfield has an electronic comment (eComment) feature for EDA meetings. eComment provides an easy way for residents to add their voices to the process and makes participation in public meetings convenient when it may be difficult to the attend the meeting in person.

Once the agenda is published, the eComment link will be active. Residents can review agenda items details, indicate their position on an item and leave feedback by clicking on the eComment tab on the EDA meeting page:

City of Northfield - EDA

Comments may be submitted until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the meeting.


  1. Hearing Assistance Available

    In the Council Chambers, an induction loop system is provided for hearing device users. To use:

    • Someone with no hearing aids will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and NO T-Coil will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and have T-Coil in the hearing aid will change the setting of the hearing aid from microphone to T-Coil. They will NOT need a receiver as the T-Coil in their hearing aid is the loop receiver.
    • Not all hearing aids have T-Coils because of the size or money, so they are limited.


NameTitleTerm expiration
Andrea BerubeMemberDecember 31, 2028
Enoch Blazis
TreasurerDecember 31, 2025
Kristin LucasMemberDecember 31, 2023
Jessica Peterson White
Member - Council
December 31, 2026
Rhonda Pownell
Member - Council
December 31, 2024
Mike StrobelPresidentDecember 31, 2024
Randy YoderVice-PresidentDecember 31, 2027
Quinn EdwardsYouth Representative (non-voting)2023-2024 school year
Xochitl ValdezYouth Representative (non-voting)2023-2024 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 Economic Development Authority


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
Jake Reilly Community Development Director507-645-3005
Nate CarlsonEconomic Development Coordinator507-645-3069
Kari BondeAdministrative Associate507-645-3036


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.

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. 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