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.



Archived Agendas

Meeting Minutes

March 14, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 10, 2023
July 19, 2023

Archived Minutes

Audit Report:

December 31, 2023 and 2022 Audit Report
December 31, 2022 and 2021 Audit Report
December 31, 2021 and 2020 Audit Report
December 31, 2020 and 2019 Audit Report
December 31, 2019 and 2018 Audit Report

Board Members   Term Expires
Tim Ruzek 811 10th Street NW 06/07/21 – 12/31/24
Michaell Bednar 505 4th Street SW 06/07/99 – 12/31/25
Geoff Smith 605 3rd Street NW 04/03/23 – 12/31/26
Jason Baskin  –  President 500 4th Ave NE 01/19/21 – 12/31/26
Kris Heichel 2011 13th Avenue NE 05/01/23 – 12/31/27
Jeff Austin 500 4th Ave NE 01/05/09 – 12/31/28
Lee Bjorndal 2002 11th Avenue NE 01/01/12 – 12/31/29
Staff Members    
Craig Clark Executive Director Appointed
Tom Dankert Secretary Appointed
Craig Byram City Attorney