Mayor and City Council

Ward Map Nov 2011

Mike Kaufman, Mayor
Elected April 2018 for a 2 year term.
P: 608-647-6428

Mayor and Alderpersons are elected for 2 year terms

District 1, Wards 1, 2, and 3,
Karin Tepley, Alderperson, elected 2018, 2019
P: 608-604-1046

Diane Cox, Alderperson, elected 2016 and 2018
P: 608-604-0020



District 2, Wards 4, 5, and 6:

Vacant Seat

Travis Wertz, Alderperson, elected 2016 and 2018
P: 608-647-5822


District 3, Wards 7, 8, and 9
Todd Coppernoll, Alderperson, elected 2019
P: 608-770-9377

John Collins, Alderperson, elected 2016 and 2018
P: 608-604-6827


District 4, Wards 10, 11, and 12
Scotty Wallace, Alderperson, elected 2019
P: 608-604-6479

Ryan Cairns, Alderperson, elected 2018
P: 608-649-1990

******If you are interested in serving on a committee, commission, or board, please contact the Mayor at 608-647-6428.


Assessor: Gretchen Jelinek
Attorney: Jay Robb
Forester: David Fry

Emergency Government Coordinator:  Marsha Machotka




 Council President: Travis Wertz (elected)

Ambulance Committee: Mike Kaufman and Scotty Wallace

Finance and Budget: Ryan Cairns*, Jasen Glasbrenner, Scotty Wallace

Board of Review: Mayor Mike Kaufman, John Collins, Ryan Cairns, Jasen Glasbrenner, Melinda Jones, Alt: Aaron Joyce

Personnel and Insurance: John Collins*, Travis Wertz, Todd Coppernoll

Property: Diane Cox*, Scotty Wallace, and Jasen Glasbrenner (Property absorbs the Airport Committee and two of the above Alderpersons will be on the Advisory Board to the Height Limitation Ordinance)

Public Safety: Todd Coppernoll*, Diane Cox, Scotty Wallace

Public Works: Travis Wertz*, Karin Tepley, Todd Coppernoll

Richland Fire Department: Mayor Corcoran-co chair*, Todd Coppernoll, Scotty Wallace,
Two Alternates from the other Council Members

* chair



City Committees with Citizen Appointments 2018
(Bolded names need re-appointment or replacement)

ADA Coordinator: Mike Kaufman, Mayor
ADA Committee:  Travis Wertz*, David Scribbins, Ann Dodsworth, Shawn Tjossem, (1 vacant position)

Economic Development – Rapid Response Team: Mike Kaufman, Keith Behling, Ryan Cairns

Historic Preservation Commission – *Jerry Bower, Karin Tepley, Lee Marshall, Gretchen Jelinek, Susan Hallett, Russ Shannon, Richard Cairns

Housing Authority – *Bruce Kaasa, Tom Peralta, Nancy Kropp, Carson Culver, Mary Killoy

Library Board – Karin Tepley, Jarred Burke, County Rep, Ed Pulvermacher, Lisa Rewald, Blossom Wright, Francis Braithwaite, Ida Ryan, Dawn Kiefer

Natatorium Board – Diane Cox, Karin Tepley, Mike Kaufman, Fred Graf

NHS Revolving Loan Fund – Brian Moore

Park & Grounds Board – Council Representative Jasen Glasbrenner, County Board Representative Brad Wegner, Robert Bellman, Pat Elliott, Kathryn Lewandowski, Larry Hallett

Plan Commission – Mike Kaufman*, John Collins, Travis Wertz, Pete Walsh, Ray Wilson, Lisa Miller, (1 vacant position)

Police Commission – Pete Walsh, Ray Schroeder, Mary Killoy, Marsha Machotka, John Cler

Redevelopment Authority / Economic Development – John Collins, Travis Wertz, Barbara Shannon, Keith Behling,Bruce Kaasa*, Ray Wilson, Marsha Machotka

Tourism Commission – Lenny Schaub*, Jennifer Coppernoll, Jayme Walsh, Lee Borkowski, Todd Coppernoll

Tree Board – Ryan Cairns* Karin Tepley, Todd Kenefick, Larry Hallett, David Fry, Diane Cox

Utility Commission – Rod Perry*, James Heiar, Scott Sawle, David Siefkes, Lenny Schaub, Travis Wertz, John Collins

Zoning Board of Appeals – Gordon Moore, Lisa Miller, Sue Patch, Ray Wilson*, Pete Walsh, alt: Tom Peralta


Ad Hoc Pool:  *Pat Elliott, Shane Stibbe, Kathryn Lewandowski, Mick Cosgrove, Dale Bender, Liz Perkins, Bill McCorkle, Mike Kaufman, Andrea Wertz, Jarred Burke, Ray Wilson, Deb Fontana, Jasen Glasbrenner

Ad Hoc Branding / Wayfinding Sign:  Lenny Schaub*, Shawn Grim, Kelly Coppernoll, Lee Borkowski, Kate Koziol, Carla Doudna, John Collins

Ad Hoc Chapter 485 Regulating Signs: John Collins*, Kelly Coppernoll, Jayme Walsh



1887-1888 H.B. Allen
1888-1892 Isaac McCann
1892-1893 H.B. Allen
1893-1894 Frank W. Burnham
1894-1895 E.A. Dove
1895-1896 O.J. Burnham
1896-1897 J.M. Shireman
1897-1899 Thomas M. Hart
1899-1901 Rober DeLap
1901-1902 A.C. Parfrey
1902-1905 J.E. Coffland
1905-1908 James Keys
1908-1910 Everett R. Pease
1910-1914 P.L. Lincoln
1914-1918 D.E. Smith
1918-1920 Rupert Strang
1920-1922 D.O. Dietzman
1922-1926 W.B. Poole
1926-1930 Francis Brewer
1930-1932 D.E. Smith
1932-1934 Francis Brewer
1934-1936 Levi Bancroft
1936-1938 Francis Brewer
1938-1940 Willard W. Pratt
1940-1944 O.D. Black
1944-1951 Vernon Thomson (4th term filled out by Carl Bouslough
1951-1960 E.J. Brindley
1960-1964 Floyd Alexander
1964-1968 William Wilson
1968-1985 LaVerne Hardy
1985-1986 Rodney Perry, Acting Mayor
1986-1992 Darlo D. Wentz
1992-1994 James Manning
1994-2000 Thomas McCarthy
2000-2002 Edwin Lee
2002-2006 Rita K. Kidd
2006-2012 Larry D. Fowler
2012-2018 Paul F. Corcoran
2018- Michael J Kaufman