Administration Department

The Administration Department is responsible for providing general administrative services to ensure the implementation of City Council action, policies, and directives.  The department also encourages city development, positive communications, and maintenance of a strong park system.
  1. Patrick Casey

    City Administrator / City Clerk
    Phone: 651-209-9750

    The City Administrator is responsible for providing leadership on the implementation of City Council policies, directives, and the provision of quality services for the City of Forest Lake.  The City Administrator is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and manages the day to day operations.  In addition, the City Administrator is the chief adviser to the City Council on policy options concerning the organization and activities of the City’s various departments.  The City Administrator Provides guidance on strategic planning, policy research and implementation, human resources, oversight of boards and commissions, and community engagement.

  2. Dan Undem

    Assistant City Administrator / Airport Manager
    Phone: 651-209-9727

    The Assistant City Administrator assists the City Administrator with day to day operations as well as overseeing the functions of the Municipal Airport for the City.

  3. Karin Derauf

    Deputy City Clerk
    Phone: 651-209-9732

    The Deputy Clerk provides agenda management for the City Council, EDA, and Planning Commission along with management of the City of Forest Lake’s records by ensuring they are retained according to Minnesota Statutes.  The Deputy Clerk processes data practices requests, business licenses, and zoning permits, and coordinates with Washington County for election services.