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
P: 608-604-1046

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



District 2, Wards 4, 5, and 6:
Justin Lockwood, Alderperson, elected 2017
P: 608-604-1819

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


District 3, Wards 7, 8, and 9
Marsha Machotka, Alderperson, elected 2013, 2015, and 2017
P: 608-647-6589

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


District 4, Wards 10, 11, and 12
Kathy Troxel, Alderperson, elected 2017
P: 608-604-3175

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



Assessor: Gretchen Jelinek

Attorney: Jay Robb




 Council President: Travis Wertz (elected)

Ambulance Committee: Mike Kaufman and Justin Lockwood

Finance and Budget: Justin Lockwood*, Marsha Machotka, and Ryan Cairns

Board of Review: Mayor Mike Kaufman, Marsha Machotka, John Collins, Justin Lockwood, Melinda Jones, Alt: Aaron Joyce

Personnel and Insurance: Diane Cox*, Justin Lockwood, and Ryan Cairns

Property: Diane Cox*, Ryan Cairns, and Travis Wertz (Property absorbs the Airport Committee and two of the above Alderpersons will be on the Advisory Board to the Height Limitation Ordinance)

Public Safety: Marsha Machotka*, Ryan Cairns, and Diane Cox

Public Works: Marsha Machotka*, Travis Wertz, Karin Tepley

Emergency Government Coordinator: Marsha Machotka

Richland Fire Department: Mayor Corcoran-co chair*, Justin Lockwood, Kathy Troxel,
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, Tom Peralta, David Scribbins, Ann Dodsworth, Shawn Tjossem

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 – John Collins, Kathy Troxel, Mike Kaufman, Fred Graf

NHS Revolving Loan Fund – Brian Moore

Park & Grounds Board – *Pat Elliott, Kathryn Lewandowski, Larry Hallett, Nancy Kropp, Kathy Troxel, Robert Bellman, County Rep

Plan Commission – *Mike Kaufman, John Collins, Travis Wertz, Tom Peralta, Pete Walsh, Ray Wilson, Lisa Miller

Police Commission – Todd Coppernoll, Jim Bailey, Pete Walsh, Ray Schroeder, Mary Killoy

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

Revolving Loan Fund – Kathy Troxel*, Tom Delagrave, Ryan Cairns, Dottie Behling, Aaron Halverson

Tourism Commission – Kathy Troxel, Lenny Schaub*, Jennifer Coppernoll, Jayme Walsh, Rebecca Furbish, Karin Tepley

Tree Board – *,Marsha Machotka, Karin Tepley, Kathy Troxel, Todd Kenefick, Larry Hallett, David Fry,

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

 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