Mayor & City Council


City Council

Government Overview
The City of Columbia Heights is governed by a five-member council, consisting of a mayor and four council members who are elected at large on a nonpartisan basis. The mayor serves a two-year term, with councilmembers serving staggered, four-year terms. Elections are held in November of even-number years. 

The City of Columbia Heights is a charter city and as such has a City Charter that determines the procedures of city government in accordance with state statutes and the Minnesota State Constitution. Under this charter, the city has adopted the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who is the chief administrative officer for the City.

For general questions about the City Council, mayor, or City Council meetings, please contact City Clerk Sara Ion at 763-706-3611. 


  • Meetings take place at 7 pm - City Hall Council Chambers, 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
  • Second and fourth Monday of every month
  • Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on Government Access Cable Channel 16  in Columbia Heights. They are replayed on Channel 16 at 7 am and 7 pm weekdays (unless there's a Monday night Council meeting), and 1 and 5 pm weekends. 
  • Members of the public may participate in a City Council Meeting in-person or virtually. For more information on speaking at a meeting visit the Participate in City Council Meetings page.


Amáda Márquez Simula, Mayor
763-706-3607 (office)
Term expires 01-02-2023

Amáda Márquez Simula

John Murzyn, Jr., Councilmember
Term expires 01-02-2023

 Murzyn Jr

Connie Buesgens, Councilmember
Term expires 01-06-2025

 Buesgens - Copy (2)

Nick Novitsky, Councilmember 
Term expires 01-02-2023


Kt Jacobs, Councilmember 
Term expires 01-06-2025