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Past Mayors


Mayors of Nisswa

This a comprehensive list of all the former Mayors of the City of Nisswa.

Smiley Township was founded in 1900, but was incorporated as a village in 1908 as Nisswa. Nisswa became a municipality on December 4, 1946.

The first President of Nisswa was G.B. Jensen from 1946-1948. In 1949 they voted to have a Mayor.

1949-1951           S.R. Hickerson
1951-1952            John Riedl
1952-1953            G.B. Jensen       
1954-1957            S.R. Hickerson
1957-1958            Pete Brouner
1958-1959            Joe Kasper
1960-1963            C.E. Anderson
1964-1976            Russ Benton
1977-1980            Joe Kasper
1981-1987            Dennis Lueck
1987-1988            B.E. Warden
1989                          Selmer Andersland (Jan 1 -Sept 20)
1989-1990             B.E. Warden (appointed Sept 27, 1989)
1991-1992            Leonard Hodgson
1992-1994            Charlene Seils
1994-1996            Ruth Peltier
1996-2006            Harold Kraus     
2007-2014            Brian Lehman
2015-2016            Harold Kraus
2017-2020            Fred Heidmann
2021-                       John Ryan

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