City Council: Mayor – Pete Zimmerman, Council members – Tom Kutz, Mike Mitchell, Al Munson, and one spot vacant as of press time.
The council meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the city hall at 625 8th Ave., (320) 543-3670, fax (320) 543-3306. The city website is www.howard-lake.mn.us
City Staff: City Administrator/Community Development Director/Clerk Nick Haggenmiller; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Accountant/Treasurer Meghan Rathkamp.
Police Chief Dave Thompson; Sergeant Eric Anderson, and Darek Szczepanik; police station, (320) 543-3670.
Public Works Staff: Tom Goepfert, Tim Kosek, and Clayton Prestidge; (320) 543-2318.
Howard Lake Wine & Spirits: Store Manager Myra Laway; (320) 543-2038.
City Planner: Nate Sparks, Northwest Associated Consultants; (320) 543-3670.
City Financial Advisor: Shannon Sweeney, David Drown & Associates; (612) 920-3320.
Building Inspector: Metro West Inspections; (800) 223-1720.
Fire Chief: Daryl Drusch, fire station; (320) 543-2001.
Assistant Fire Chiefs: First Assistant Chief Glenn Hofer; Second Assistant Chief Scott Graham.
Ambulance Director: Jake Drusch.
City Attorney: Halverson, Langemo & Paschke; and Couri, Ruppe PLLP; (763) 497-1930.
City Assessor: Ken Yager; (320) 963-6219
City Auditors: Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing
City Engineer: Bolton & Menk, Inc
Civil Defense Director: Craig Lobertmann
Public Finance Advisor: David Drown & Associates
Building Official: Metro West Inspection Services.
Health Officer: Ridgeview Medical Clinic
Acting Mayor: Tom Kutz
Acting City Administrator: Dave Thompson
Economic Development Authority: City council
Housing Redevelopment Authority: City council
Park and Planning Commission: Jean Schmidt, Vern Kleve, Mike Mitchell, Mike Horn, and April Debner
Liquor Commission: Tom Kutz and Pete Zimmerman
Cable/ Public Access Commission: Margaret Marketon, Kendell Kubasch, Tom Kutz, and Mike Mitchell
Public Works Committee: Al Munson
Community Development Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Al Munson
Public Safety Committee: Tom Kutz and Mike Mitchell
Intergovernmental Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Tom Kutz
Finance Committee: Pete Zimmerman
Personnel Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Al Munson.
Official Website: www.howard-lake.mn.us
Official Public Access Channel: PACT 10
Official Newspaper: Herald Journal
Official Depositories: Citizen’s Alliance Bank; Citizen’s Alliance Bank of Clara City; Community Bank, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY; CitiBank, Salt Lake City, UT; Amex Centurion