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.
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