City Council

Mayor:

Mayor Ryland Eichhorst

In November of 2013, Ryland Eichhorst successfully ran for a 2-year term council seat ending in December 2016. In November 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022 he successfully ran for Mayor. Mayor Eichhorst's current term runs through December 2024. Ryland also serves as Chair for the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush (DOGR) and Water and Sewer (W&S) Committees; is council liaison to the Streets & Roads Committee; and is the alternate liaison to the Parks & Trails Committee.

Email: reichhorst@oronoco.com

Phone: 507-993-9045

 

Council member:

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips was elected to a full term in the November 2022 election for a term beginning in 2023 and expiring December 31, 2026. Jim brings a wealth of Marketing and Customer Service experience to the City of Oronoco. He is energetic, poised, straightforward forward, and honest. We look forward to seeing his ideas and thoughts and working with him. Jim serves on the Planning & Zoning Commission and Personnel Committee, as well as being the alternate council liaison to the Fire Department and Fire Relief Association and Water & Sewer Committee. Jim serves as Vice Mayor in the absence of the mayor.

Email:  jphillips@oronoco.com

Phone:  661-670-6220

 

Council member:

Councilor Jim Richards

Jim Richards successfully won a 4-year Council seat in the November 2020 election and took his Oath of Office in 2021. His term will expires on December 31, 2024. Jim serves on the Planning & Zoning Commission, Streets & Roads Committee, Personnel Committee, and Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush (DOGR) Committee. 

Email:  jrichards@oronoco.com
Phone:  507-421-3718

 

Council member:

Councilor Paul Pendergrass

Paul Pendergrass was appointed to City Council in February of 2024. His term expires on December 31, 2024. Paul is the council liaison for Parks & Trails, First Responders and EDA.

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Council member:

Councilor Erv De Vlaeminck

Erv De Vlaeminck was appointed to City Council in February of 2024. His term expires on the final announcement of the Special Election in November 2024. Erv is a long-time resident of Oronoco.

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Phone: edevlaeminck@oronoco.com