City Council meets the 3rd Monday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M.
- Meeting agendas are posted in the City Hall front door window.
- Special Meetings are posted in the City Hall front door window.
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Kevin has been a member of the Parkers Prairie community since 2000. Born and raised on a dairy farm outside of Nimrod, MN, Kevin is a graduate of Sebeka High School. Kevin spent 22 years in the Circle Pines area working in a manufacturing environment. Kevin met his future wife, Connie, in 1999, who encouraged him to complete his Machine Tool Technology Degree and move back to his small-town roots. Kevin enjoys living in a smaller community, and understands the importance of “knowing your neighbor by name and helping others in need.” Following his move to the Parkers Prairie area, Kevin soon became interested in City government. He held a seat on the City Council from 2004 to 2008, then ran again in 2016, when he was once again elected to the Council. He gave up his seat as Councilmember in 2018 when he successfully ran for Mayor. He believes in the importance of communication, asking questions, and researching ways to resolve issues. Kevin enjoys talking with people and encourages those with questions or concerns to contact him.
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LINDA MARTINSON BATESCouncil Member
Linda is a native of Parkers Prairie, and a graduate of Parkers Prairie High School. Linda has lived and worked in Florida and Illinois, but returned to Parkers Prairie in 1994. In addition to raising her three children, Linda has been involved with many aspects of the community. She has served as the Elmo Township Clerk for 11 years, served on the church board, taught Sunday and bible school, served on the Safe Routes to School committee, Parkers Prairie Arts Council, Parkers Prairie Ambulance Fundraiser committees, East Otter Tail County 4H judge, Girl Scout Leader, Speech Team Coach, School Yearbook Advisor, PPHS Technology Coordinator, Union #70 steward, and volunteer for Douglas County Hospital and several other organizations. Linda was honored to be elected to the City Council in 2016, and states that “small towns face many challenges, but it is my hope to help continue to provide a safe place to live, quality schools, clean and scenic parks, safe drinking water, low taxes, and an inviting business climate.”
GLENN CORNISHCouncil Member
Glenn and his wife Mary have lived in the Parkers Prairie community for 23 years. They have raised three children in this community and all have graduated from Parkers Prairie High School. 3 years ago they sold their farm and moved into the City. Glenn served on the St. William's Council for 6 years and on the Parkers Prairie School Board for 13 years. Glenn has been a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader in Parkers Prairie, was the liaison to the Scout Council, and served as Parkers Prairie Lions Club President. Glenn states that he has no agenda. His interest in serving on the Parkers Prairie City Council comes from a desire to make the community better and to make the best possible use of the citizens' tax dollars. In 2021 Glenn was appointed to a 1-year term on the City Council to finish out the term of a retiring member. In 2022 Glenn was elected to serve a 4-year term on the Council. Glenn truly appreciates the opportunity to serve the Parkers Prairie community!
TONY WOODWORTHCouncil Member
Tony is proud to call Parkers Prairie home. He was unanimously appointed by the City Council in 2019 to fill a 2-year Council seat vacancy and has served ever since. Tony has been a local business owner, is an active member of the community, and has served as an officer with the Parkers Prairie Fire Department to which he has been a dedicated member since 2003. Tony enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Tonya, and his children. We welcome Tony to our Council, and thank him for his fearless service!
CODY MATHUESCouncil Member