Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • Second and fourth Tuesday of each month (Second Tuesday only November through February)
  • Gainey Room, 3rd Floor Owatonna Public Library (Temporary location April through October 2023)

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View most recent agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center

Board Member Represents Term
David EffertzAt Large2025
Mark Meier, Vice-ChairFifth Ward2025
John EickhoffSecond Ward2023
Rachel SpringerFourth Ward 2023
Kelly Rooks, ChairThird Ward2023
Mark WilsonFirst Ward2024
Nicholas PeakeAt Large2024


The Planning Commission is charged with the development and subsequent revision of the City's Comprehensive Plan. They may establish such reasonable regulations and restrictions as they deem advisable to ensure the planned growth and expansion of the City of Owatonna. They may provide for the future laying out of streets outside of platted territory and extending across unplatted territory within the corporate limits of the City of Owatonna. They are responsible for holding public hearings for Zoning Ordinance amendments and conditional use permits.