Park & Recreation Advisory Board

2023 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Pictured front row left to right: Emma Waldemar, Krissa Anderson, Rebecca Peterson, Cora McBroom, and Amie Miller

Pictured back row left to right: Peder Jothen, Ben Playter, Adam Olson, Ethen Riley, and Kathleen Holmes

Meeting day, time and location

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

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

Agendas and minutes

December 4, 2023 Agenda Packet

October 2, 2023 Agenda Packet

10-2-2023 Meeting Minutes

09-11-2023 Meeting Minutes

2024 tentative meeting dates

January 8
February 5
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September  - To be determined
October 7
November 4
December 2

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  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
Krissa AndersonMemberDecember 31, 2025
Amie MillerMemberDecember 31, 2024
Kathleen HolmesNon-Voting Ex-Officio Member - CouncilDecember 31, 2023
Peder JothenMemberDecember 31, 2025
Aaron LauerNon-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)2023-2024 school year
Vladimir Simon MartinezYouth Representative (non-voting member)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 Park and Recreation Advisory Board


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
Charlie FredericksStreets & Parks Manager507-645-3027
Alisha HayesAdministrative Associate507-645-3045


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.