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Executive Leadership

The City Administrator, Calvin Portner, is directly responsible to the City Council for the operation of the entire city including the oversight of a $25 million budget, which includes 6 departments and 140 employees as outlined in our city-wide organization chart

He provides leadership, vision, guidance and direction to a diverse city services operation. He also serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community and to other governmental agencies. This requires him to have a professional understanding of all city functions and their operations and ensures they efficiently and effectively deliver core and quality of life services.

The City Administrator is responsible for developing an annual budget which identifies the level of service required to meet community expectations. He is also extensively involved with a wide variety of economic development activities:
General administration 

  • Organizational development 
  • Community relations 
  • Intergovernmental relations 
  • Council support and relations 
  • City budget and financial planning 
  • Human resources and labor relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy research and implementation
  • Oversight of boards and commissions
  • Performance measurement

Contact Us

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Calvin Portner

City Administrator
Ph:  763.635.1001
Email

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13065 Orono Parkway
Elk River, MN  55330

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