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The City Council meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in Council Chambers at City Hall.  The public is welcome to attend.

Mayor Kerry Bien


Council Member
Kerry Bien

Work History: 38 years in telephone industry, 31 years with Sleepy Eye Telephone Co.
Education: Goodhue High School & Jackson Technical College
Community Activities: Goodhue Fire & Rescue for 30 years, Goodhue Lions for 34 years, Church Committees, Goodhue Coyote Club & Swimming Pool Board
Family: Married with six children.




Council Member Leia Ryan                                  

Work History: Sales & Marketing for Environmental product line since 1989.
Education:  Zumbrota High School
Community Activities: Volksfest
Family: Married with four children.




Council Member Fritz Schulz 
Fritz Schultz

Work History: Zumbrota Ford sales manager for 23 years.
Education: Goodhue High School
Community Activities: Fire Department – 28 years, Lions Club & American Legion
Family: Married with four children.


Council Member Tia Schimek


Work History: Currently working at the 

Goodhue School - in my 11th year as

 secretary to the Superintendent and

 Community Ed. coordinator. Prior to

that, I worked in Red Wing & Phoenix, AZ

 with adults with disabilities.

Education: Graduate of Goodhue High

 School & Augsburg College (BS in

Social Work)

Community Activities: Lioness Club

Family: Five children.


Council Member John Adams












City Attorney Richard Gorman 
Richard Gorman


Work History: Self employed attorney, partner at Vogel & Gorman Attorneys at Law
Education: Goodhue High School, Graduate of Winona State University & Hamline University School of Law.
Community Activities: President of Goodhue Coyote Club, Attorney for City of Bellechester & City of Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority.
Family: Four children.


Treasurer Beth Poncelet  
Beth Poncelet

Work History: Assistant Controller at Viking Automatic Sprinkler, presently an accountant with Capital Safety.
Education: Harding High School, St Paul & University of MN-Duluth
Community Activities: Goodhue HS volleyball ref.
Family: Married with three children.