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 27, 2021
March 10, 2021
April 5, 2021
April 28, 2021

Archived Minutes

Audit Report:

December 31, 2020 and 2019 Audit Report
December 31, 2019 and 2018 Audit Report
December 31, 2018 and 2017 Audit Report
December 31, 2017 and 2016 Audit Report
December 31, 2016 and 2015 Audit Report

Board Members   Term Expires
Jerry McCarthy  –  President 306 13th Street NE 06/07/99 – 12/31/26
Jason Baskin 2902 7th Ave SW 01/19/21 – 12/31/26
Chuck Moline 606 9th Street SW 12/31/17 – 12/31/21
Michaell Bednar 505 4th Street SW 06/07/99 – 12/31/25
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
Craig Byram City Attorney