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:
Aaron Ewing, Alderperson, elected 2019
P: 608-475-0792

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



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*, Aaron Ewing, Scotty Wallace

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

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

Property: Diane Cox*, Scotty Wallace, and Aaron Ewing (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:  will be set 5/7/19

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 – Will be set 5/7/19

Plan Commission – Will be set 5/7/19

Police Commission – Jim Bailey, Pete Walsh, Ray Schroeder, Mary Killoy, Marsha Machotka

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, Kathy Troxel, Ray Wilson, Deb Fontana, Aaron Ewing

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

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


If anyone is interested in serving on a Committee, please contact Mayor Mike Kaufman or City Clerk Melinda Jones at 608-647-3466.


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