Port Authority

The Austin Port Authority (Authority) is an enterprise fund of the City of Austin, Minnesota. The Authority was created by the City in July 1987 to carry out economic and industrial development and redevelopment within the City in accordance with such general policies as may from time to time be established by the Council and Mayor. The Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners which consists of six voting members and the President, who is appointed by the Commissioners. Board members are comprised of five citizens and two council members appointed to six-year terms. In the event that a council member serving on the Authority board does not seek re-election or is not re-elected at the end of his or her council term, a new council member is appointed to serve out the term on the Authority board.

Port Authority meets the 4th Wednesday in January, April, July & October at 4:30, in Council Chambers.



Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2019
December 27, 2018
October 24, 2018
July 11, 2018

Archived Minutes

Audit Report:

December 31, 2018 and 2017 Audit Report
December 31, 2017 and 2016 Audit Report
December 31, 2016 and 2015 Audit Report
December 31, 2015 and 2014 Audit Report
December 31, 2014 and 2013 Audit Report

Board Members   Term Expires
Jerry McCarthy 306 13th Street NE 06/07/99 – 12/31/20
Laura Helle 1009 8th Street NW 01/17/17 – 12/31/23
Chuck Moline 606 9th Street SW 12/31/17 – 12/31/21
Michaell Bednar 505 4th Street SW 06/07/99 – 12/31/19
Jerry Mohrfeld 1002 16th Street SW 07/20/87 – 12/31/24
Lee Bjorndal 2002 11th Avenue NE 01/01/12 – 12/31/23
Jeff Austin 1008 6th Avenue NW 01/05/09 – 12/31/22
Staff Members    
Craig Clark Executive Director Appointed
Tom Dankert Secretary Appointed