City Council


  • 7:30 pm
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • City Hall Council Chambers
  • If the first or third Monday falls on a holiday on which City offices are closed, the meeting will be held on the next business day at the same time and location.

Agendas & Minutes

View current and previous agendas and minutes.

Any public requests that are to be on the agenda, need to be received by 4:30pm the Tuesday before a council meeting.

Please Note: The City Council Packet will now include the Safety and Public Works Committee packet and the Personnel & Finance Committee packet.


  • Mr. Edwin L. Menk, Mayor                      Term: 01/01/2017-12/31/2018
    Phone: 218-829-7266
  • Mr. Kevin H. Stunek, Alderman-At-Large and Personnel & Finance Committee Member                              Term: 01/01/2017-12/31/2020                 Email
    Phone: 218-839-1815
  • Ms. Sue Hilgart, Alderman-At-Large, Vice President of Council and Personnel & Finance Committee Member                Term: 01/01/2015-12/31/2018
    Phone: 218-828-6345
  • Ms. Janice M. Lambert, Alderman-At-Large and Safety & Public Works Committee Member                              Term: 01/01/2017-12/31/2020
    Phone: 218-828-0165
  • Mr. David Pritschet, Alderman Ward 1 and Council President                                 Term:  01/01/2017-12/31/2020
    Phone: 218-828-0809
  • Mr. Kelly Bevans, Alderman Ward 2 Safety & Public Works Committee Chair                                                     Term: 01/01/2015-12/31/2018
    Phone: 218-821-9035
  • Mr. Dave Badeaux, Alderman Ward 3 and Safety & Public Works Committee Member                                                  Term:  01/01/2017-12/31/2020
  • Mr. Gabe Johnson, Alderman Ward 4 and Personnel & Finance Committee Chair Term:  01/01/2015-12/31-2018
  • Email
    Phone: 218-831-3623

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The governing body of the City. The Council shall have the management and control of all the finances and property of the City and of all the departments, shall have power and authority to make, enact, ordain, establish, publish, enforce, order, modify, amend, and repeal all such ordinances, resolutions, rules, by-laws, and regulations for the government and good order of the City, and shall have all other powers and authorities as set forth in the City Charter.

Council Membership

Seven members - one member for each of the four wards and three at-large members.

Qualifications to Serve


  • An eligible voter in the City of Brainerd
  • 21 years of age or more on assuming office
  • Resident of the election district for at least 30 days by election day
  • Have not filed for any other office at current election

Length of Term

4 years


$550.00 per month - Council President and Committee Chairs receive an additional $50 per month