City Hall

Mayor Matt Carstensen

Lake Park City HallMatt Carstensen was elected mayor in 2019 and took office on January 1, 2020.

City Council

Lake Park has a five-member City Council. The Council holds regular monthly meetings on the second Monday of every month at City Hall. The meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

Current City Council Members are:

All items wishing to be added to the City Council's regular meeting agenda must be turned into the City Administrator no later than noon on the Wednesday preceding the second Monday of the month.

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City Administrator Marie Matthiesen

Mailing Address: PO Box 536, Lake Park, IA 51347
Physical Address: 217 Market Street, Lake Park, IA
Phone: 712-832-3527
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm

The duties of the City Administrator are numerous. Among them are: 

The City Administrator's Office is responsible for maintaining all official City records in compliance with the Code of Iowa and other state, federal and local regulations. This includes the preparation of City Council agendas, public notices, minutes, recording actions taken by the City Council and maintaining records of the City's ordinances, contracts, agreements, and other historical and legal documents. The Clerk's Office regularly provides information regarding Council actions, procedures, and City ordinances to the public and other city departments. In addition, various licenses and permits are issued and parking violations and other miscellaneous fees are collected.

You may do the following at the City Administrator's office:

City Attorney


Zoning Board
Ron Sterler (2020)
Ryan Rowe (2021)
Missy Gembler (2022)
Jason Heikens (2023)
Chris Lindgren (2024)

Board of Adjustment
Mike Treharne (2021)
Shane Arndt (2022)
Herb Stewart (2023)
Dallas Heikens (2024)
Heather Voss (2025)

Utility Board
Tony Lemker, Chair (2022)
Sherlock O'Neill (2021)
Gib Zahren (2024)
Paige Morris (2025)
Ashley Hibma (2026)

Library Board
Judy Siemers (2021)
Deb Morrow (2022)
David Martinez (2022)
Sarah Prevot (2023)
Lori Gochnauer (2023)

Lake Park Housing Authority
Marie Matthiesen, CEO
Board of Directors
Joe Hornick, President
Gregg J. Gunderson
Joy Rasche
Lori Eggers
Richard M. Packebush
Seth Hellinga

If you are interested in serving on a board, please contact the City Administrator.

About the City Hall building

Lake Park Centennial BookBoyer's Super Food Market grand opening in November 1947.Lake Park City Hall is located at 217 Market Street, in the Boyer Building. The building was built in 1947 by Ken and Dorothy Boyer to be the new home of their grocery store, Boyer's Super Food Market. The Boyer's operated the store until they retired in 1973.

The building continued to be used as a grocery store, then a coffee shop, then stood empty for some time. In June of 1992, the Boyer family sold the building to the City of Lake Park. The interior was remodeled and on December 5, 1992, it became the new home for Lake Park City Hall and Lake Park Municipal Utilities.