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Mayor Michelle (Shelly) CarlsonShelly Carlson

Term

Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5307

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Committees (Subject to Change)

  • Advisory Budget Work Group
  • Board of Appeals and Equalization
  • FM Flood Diversion Authority Board
  • FM Diversion Authority Land Management Committee
  • Legislative Workgroup (ad hoc)
  • Minnesota Mayors Together
  • Moorhead Clay County Joint Powers Authority (MCCJPA)
  • Red River Basin Commission

 

Shelly Carlson earned her BA in Legal Assistance and her Masters in Public Administration from MSUM. She works as the Criminal Justice Systems Manager at Minnesota Elder Justice Center. She is involved in the Moorhead Police Activities & Athletics League Board of Directors, the FM Area Foundation Women’s Fund Advisory Committee, and is a PEO Member. She attendsTrinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and enjoys reading, traveling, playing piano, watching hockey and gymnastics, playing pinochle, and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Ron and has two children, McKinnon and Jordan.

 

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Council Member Shelly Dahlquist Dalquist Shelly (Ward 1) -- Headshot 2019
Ward 1

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5549
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Committees

  • Clay County Extension
  • Clay County Joint Powers Committee
  • Community Access Television
  • Community Facilities Task Force
  • Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC)
  • Oakport Joint Powers
  • Public Housing Agency Board

Shelly Dahliquist earned her BA in Anthropology from MSUM in Moorhead. She is married to Joel Powel and they have three adult children, Julian, Keely and Denni.

 


 

Council Member Matthew GilbertsonMattGilbertson0020UCrb
Ward 1

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5541
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Committees

  • Advisory Budget Work Group
  • Board of Appeals & Equalization
  • Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
  • MetroCOG (Coalition of Governments)
  • Oakport Joint Powers

Matthew Gilbertson earned his BA in Biology from NDSU and MSUM and Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He practices at Downtown Chiropractic in Moorhead and is also the Director of the Scott Tobolt Foundation. He enjoys spending time with family at the lake, golfing and reading. He is married to Kim and has three children, Ashlyn, Tate and Ave and has two pets, Goldie and Winnie.


 

Council Member Laura CaroonLaura Caroon
Ward 2

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5543
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Committees

  • Advisory Budget Work Group
  • Board of Appeals & Equalization
  • Clay County Joint Powers Committee
  • Community Facilities Task Force
  • Park Advisory Board
  • Public Service Commission

Laura Caroon earned her BA in Religion and Studio Art from Concordia College. She is the president and co-founder of Ladyboss Midwest and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She enjoys reading, creating, spending time on the water, camping and laughing with her family and friends. She is married to Josh and they have one daughter, Olivia.



 

Council Member (Vacant)
Ward 2

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone:
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Committees (Subject to Change with New Appointment)

  • Economic Development Authority
  • Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL)
  • Legislative Workgroup (ad hoc)
  • Metro Flood Diversion Public Outreach Committee
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Board
  • Moorhead Clay County Joint Powers Authority
  • Moorhead Library Board
  • Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board

 


 

Council Member Deb WhiteWhite, Deb (Ward 3) -- Headshot 2019
Ward 3

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5548
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Committees

  • Cass Clay Food Commission
  • Clay County Collaborative Board
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Legislative Workgroup (ad hoc)
  • West Central Initiative Economic Development

Deb White earned her AAS in Business Administration at Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, her BA in Economics and PhD in Sociology from the University at Albany. She has been a professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2000 and coordinator for NEW Leadership Northern Lights, MSUM since 2001. She is also a member of the Moorhead Planning Commission (2011 - 2015). She is married to Rob Kupec and has one son, Quinn.


 

Council Member Larry SeljevoldLarry Seljevold
Ward 3

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.329.9214
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Committees

  • Art & Culture Committee
  • Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board
  • Moorhead Community Fund Advisory
  • Park Advisory Board

Larry Seljevold earned his BA from Concordia College and his MS from NDSU. He enjoys bicycle touring and traveling. He is married to Karen and has two adult children, Lars and Maren.


 

Council Member Chuck HendricksonCouncil Member Chuck Hendrickson
Ward 4

Term
Ending 12/31/2022

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5545
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Committees

  • Clay County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)
  • Legislative Workgroup (ad hoc)
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Board
  • Metro Flood Diversion Authority Finance Committee
  • Metro COG (Coalition of Governments)
  • Moorhead Clay County Joint Authority (MCCJPA)
  • Public Service Commission

Chuck Hendrickson earned his BA in Political Science and English Writing from Concordia College and his MBA from the University of Mary. He is employed as a Freelance Technical Writer and Program Manager for Razor Consulting Solutions. He attends Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and enjoys music, playing guitar, family activities, sports, current events, and the outdoors. He is married to Renae and has four children, Hannah, Martin, Maxwell and Gavin.


 

Council Member Steve LindaasSteve Lindaas
Ward 4

Term
Ending 12/31/2024

Contact
Phone: 218.299.5542
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Committees

  • Airport Committee
  • Clay County Planning Commission
  • Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board
  • MetroCOG (Coalition of Governments)
  • Planning Commission

Steve Lindaas earned his B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from  St. Olaf College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. He is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at MSUM. He enjoys the outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, canoeing), Food (growing and cooking), Music (mandolin, singing, guitar) and Sports (running, soccer, basketball). He is married to Alison Wallace and has two children, Jakob and Maija (proud Spuds!).