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Planning and Zoning Commission (1 At-Large Position Open)

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Volunteer
  • Posted Date:09/10/2019

The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters related to planning, zoning, and other matters generally pertaining to the growth and development of the community. The Commission consists of nine (9) members to include the following:


  • Six (6) at-large members who are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. All such members must be residents of the City of Grand Forks.


  • Three (3) persons residing outside the corporate limits of the City whose residence is located in the unincorporated territory within two (2) miles of the corporate limits of the City of Grand Forks. These members are appointed by the Grand Forks County Board of County Commissioners.


  • The City Engineer serves as a non-voting ex officio member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.


The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall. Members may also be asked to serve on subcommittees that meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about the Commission before applying for a position, please feel free to contact Brad Gengler, City Planner, at 701-746-2661, or by email at


To apply online click here.

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1. General Powers and Duties -

  1. To make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations relating to the duties of the officers of the board.

  2. To make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for the management of the library.

  3. To control, exclusively, the expenditures of all moneys collected for or contributed to the library fund

  4. To have the supervision, care, and custody of the library property and of the rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for use of library purposes.

  5. To contract to furnish library service and to receive library service from other counties, school districts and cities of the state of North Dakota and adjoining states and the state library.

  6. To employ qualified personnel to administer the public library and dispense library services

2. Membership

The governing body of the municipality which has established a public library shall appoint a board of five directors who must be residents of the municipality to govern such library. One member of the governing body of the municipality shall be a member of the board of directors of the municipal library.

3. Terms

Three (3) years. No member of such board shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.

4. Members

  • Justin Berry, President
    Public At-Large
    Term Expiration - March 6, 2021

  • Katie Darling
    Public At-Large
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020

  • Peter Johnson|
    Public At-Large
    Term Expiration - June 15, 2022

  • Diane Knauf
    County Commissioner
    Term Expiration - May 7, 2022

  • Sandi Marshall
    City Council Member
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2019

  • Fred Remer
    Public At-Large
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020

  • Ted Sandberg
    Public At-Large
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020



GF Public Library - 772-8116