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Forest Lake City Council



The Forest Lake City Council is composed of a mayor and four councilmembers who are elected at large. The mayor serves a two-year term of office and the Councilmembers serve four-year staggered terms. The City Council legislates for the city and sets administrative policy.  The City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month and holds a workshop on the third Monday.  


  1. Mara Bain

    Mayor
    Mayor Mara Bain was elected to the office in 2018 and serves on the City of Forest Lake EDA, Finance Committee, Fire Board, and Personnel Committee.  In addition, Mara is liaison to the Human Rights Commission and I35 Task Force

    Council Member Bain will serve a 2-year term through 2020

  2. Sam Husnik

    Councilmember
    Council Member Sam Husnik was elected in 2016. Sam also serves on the Airport Commission, Economic Development Authority, Fire Board, and as a liaison to the Forest Lake Area School District.

    Council Member Husnik will serve a 4-year term through 2020.



  3. Councilmember Bystrom

    Kathy Bystrom

    Councilmember
    Council Member Kathy Bystrom was elected to the City Council in 2018 and serves on the Finance Committee.  In addition, Kathy serves as the council liaison to the Fenway Athletic Advisory Board, Parks Lakes & Trails Commission, Senior Citizen Board, and YMCA Board.

    Council Member Bystrom will serve a 4-year term through 2022.

  4. Councilmember Monson

    Kelly Monson

    Councilmember
    Council Member Kelly Mosnon was elected in 2018 and serves on the Personnel Committee.  In addition Kelly serves as council liaison to the Rush Line Corridor,  FLAA Board, and Fenway Athletic Advisory Board.

    Council Member Monson will serve a 4-year term through 2022.

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  6. Paul Girard

    Councilmember
    Council Member Girard was appointed to the City Council in 2019 and serves as council liaison to the Planning Commission, Cable Commission, and Watershed District.

    Council Member Girard will serve a 2-term through 2020.