Charter Commission

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  • Brian Botham, Vice Chair
  • Mary Fadden, Secretary
  • Elaine Ambrose
  • Mary Bader

  • Dan Day
  • Kent Howe
  • Paul Klapprich
  • Gary Orris


The Charter Commission’s function is to continue to study the local charter and government.  A complete and active Charter Commission is required by state law and Wayzata’s Charter.  It is essential to the process of revising, updating and amending the City’s Charter.  The Commission meets annually or as necessary.

Preferred candidates will have a background and interest in how local governments operate.  After an application and interview process with the Wayzata City Council, the Council suggests eligible nominees to the District Court for consideration.  The Chief Judge appoints new members every two years.  The Commission is comprised of between seven and fifteen members who serve four-year terms.  Commissioners must be a qualified voter of the City.