City of Red Wing

Harbor Commission

Staff Liaison: Shari Chorney, Email:, Phone: 651-385-3639
Staff Liaison: Lynn Nardinger, Email:, Phone: 651-385-3654
Staff Liaison: Joe Melson, Email:, Phone: 651.764.0247
Council Liaison:  Dan Munson, Email:, Phone: 651-212-6573
Port Liaison: John Guerber, 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, 12/31/2019
  • Chair Brett Elford, 12/31/2020
  • Gerald Cook, 12/31/2019
  • William Simmons, 12/31/2018
  • Gordon (Butch) McConnell, 12/31/2019
  • Wylie Wilson, 12/31/2021
  • Dan Munson, Council Liaison
  • John Guerber, Port Liaison
  • Zachary Kimmel, 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.

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