City of Red Wing

Harbor Commission

Staff Liaison: Shari Chorney, Email:, Phone: 651-385-3639
Staff Liaison: Lynn Nardinger, Email:, Phone: 651-385-3654
Council Liaison: Ralph Rauterkus, Email:, Phone: 651-388-7303
Port Liaison: Ron Collett, Email:

The Red Wing Harbor Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Red Wing Port Authority with respect to the management and supervision of all harbors, rivers, the waterfront and all other navigable waters within the city.

The Harbor Commission is made up of seven members representing different constituencies as follows:

  • Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
  • Three members are appointed by the Port Authority President and confirmed by the Port Authority Board.
  • One member is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and by the Port Authority Board.

Harbor Commission Members and expiration of term:

  • Sharon McCord, 12/31/2016
  • Peter Sorensen, 12/31/2018
  • Brett Elford, 12/31/2017 
  • John Guerber, 12/31/2018
  • Mark Mickelberg, 12/31/2018
  • Gerald Cook, 12/31/2016
  • Ralph Rauterkus, Council Liaison, 12/31/2016
  • Ron Collett, Port Liaison, 12/31/2016
  • Zachary Kimmel, Ex-Officio (non-voting)
  • Gordon (Butch) McConnell, Ex-Officio (non-voting)

The commission meets on the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. 

Harbor Commission Minutes & Agendas

To view the most current Harbor Commission meeting agenda, click the link below: 

To view Harbor Commission past meeting minutes or agendas, visit the City of Red Wing LaserFiche.  You may be prompted to log into the server.  If you are, the username is public and the password is public.