The Form of Government

Minerva is governed under the Council-Administrator form of government. Under this system of local government, the elected officials are the community leaders and policy makers who establish a vision for Minerva and who hire a Village Administrator to carry out policy and ensure that all residents are being equitably served.

The Village Administrator coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services. By building public/private partnerships, intergovernmental agreements, and other collaborative relationships, the Village Administrator works to use all of the community’s resources to solve current problems and provide municipal services to residents.

The Village Administrator’s primary responsibility is to keep Minerva running smoothly. To do so, Minerva’s Village Administrator works with the others involved in public safety, public works, community and economic development, and many other service areas.

Timothy Tarbet

Law Director
Clark Battista

Village Administrator
Benjamin Gunderson