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Mayor Johnathan Juddjohnathan-judd-moorhead-mayor

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5307

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Committees

  • Board of Appeals and Equalization
  • Metropolitan Council of Governments
  • FM Diversion Authority
  • FM Diversion Authority Land and Management Sub Committee
  • Red River Basin Commission
  • Advisory Budget Work Group

Johnathan Judd was elected Mayor of Moorhead in November 2018 and took office January 7, 2019. Mayor Judd is a practicing attorney and full time Director of Equity and Inclusion at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) in Moorhead. He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended NDSU for his undergrad and UND School of Law.

Mayor Judd is married to Tammi Fortney, who works in the Moorhead Public School District. They have three children who all attend Moorhead Public Schools.  

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Council Member Shelly Dahlquist Dalquist Shelly (Ward 1) -- Headshot 2019
Ward 1

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5549
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Committees

  • Community Access Television
  • Oakport Joint Powers
  • Public Housing Board
  • Lakes & Prairie Community Action Partnership
  • Clay County Extension
  • Advisory Budget Work Group

Shelly Dahliquist earned her BA in Anthropology from MSUM in Moorhead. She is married to Joel Powel and they have three adult children, Julian, Keely and Denni.

 


 

Council Member Matthew GilbertsonMattGilbertson0020UCrb
Ward 1

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5541
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Matthew Gilbertson earned his BA in Biology from NDSU and MSUM and Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He practices at Downtown Chiropractic in Moorhead and is also the Director of the Scott Tobolt Foundation. He enjoys spending time with family at the lake, golfing and reading. He is married to Kim and has three children, Ashlyn, Tate and Ave and has two pets, Goldie and Winnie.


 

Council Member Laura CaroonLaura Caroon
Ward 2

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5543
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Committees

She earned her BA in Religion and Studio Art from Concordia College. She is the president and co-founder of Ladyboss Midwest and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She enjoys reading, creating, spending time on the water, camping and laughing with her family and friends. She is married to Josh and they have one daughter, Olivia.



 

Carlson, Shelly (Ward 2) -- Headshot 2019Council Member Shelly Carlson
Ward 2

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5547
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Committees

  • Moorhead Library Board
  • LARL Library Board 
  • Community Facilities Task Force (City, Schools, & County)
  • Joint Powers Committee (alternate)
  • Metro Flood Diversion Public Outreach Committee
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Board (alternate)

She earned her BA in Legal Assistance and her Masters in Public Administration from MSUM. She works as the Criminal Justice Systems Manager at Minnesota Elder Justice Center. She is involved in the Moorhead Police Activities & Athletics League Board of Directors, the FM Area Foundation Women’s Fund Advisory Committee, and is a PEO Member. She attendsTrinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and enjoys reading, traveling, playing piano, watching hockey and gymnastics, playing pinochle, and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Ron and has two children, McKinnon and Jordan.


 

Council Member Deb WhiteWhite, Deb (Ward 3) -- Headshot 2019
Ward 3

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5548
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Committees

  • Human Rights Commission
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Clay County Collaborative Board
  • Public Service Commission
  • West Central Initiative Economic Development

Deb White earned her AAS in Business Administration at Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, her BA in Economics and PhD in Sociology from the University at Albany. She has been a professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2000 and coordinator for NEW Leadership Northern Lights, MSUM since 2001. She is also a member of the Moorhead Planning Commission (2011 - 2015). She is married to Rob Kupec and has one son, Quinn.


 

Council Member Larry SeljevoldLarry Seljevold
Ward 3

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5544
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Committees

  • Art & Culture Committee
  • Board of Appeals & Equalization
  • Community Fund Advisory
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Park Advisory Board (alternate)
  • Advisory Budget Work Group
  • Moorhead Community Fund Advisory Board

Larry Seljevold earned his BA from Concordia College and his MS from NDSU. He enjoys bicycle touring and traveling. He is married to Karen and has two adult children, Lars and Maren.


 

Council Member Chuck HendricksonCouncil Member Chuck Hendrickson
Ward 4

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5545
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Committees

  • Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG)
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Board
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Finance Committee
  • Clay County Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Joint Powers Authority
  • Legislative Workgroup (ad hoc)
  • Public Service Commission

Chuck Hendrickson earned his BA in Political Science and English Writing from Concordia College and his MBA from the University of Mary. He is employed as a Freelance Technical Writer and Program Manager for Razor Consulting Solutions. He attends Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and enjoys music, playing guitar, family activities, sports, current events, and the outdoors. He is married to Renae and has four children, Hannah, Martin, Maxwell and Gavin.


 

Council Member Steve LindaasSteve Lindaas
Ward 4

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5542
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Committees

  • Airport Committee
  • Planning Commission
  • Advisory Budget Work Group
  • Clay County Planning Commission
  • Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board

Steve Lindaas earned his B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from  St. Olaf College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. He is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at MSUM. He enjoys the outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, canoeing), Food (growing and cooking), Music (mandolin, singing, guitar) and Sports (running, soccer, basketball). He is married to Alison Wallace and has two children, Jakob and Maija (proud Spuds!).