Community development services

The Community Development Administration team works in partnership with the cities in our five-county service area. Our region is growing and we’re here to help. Daily zoning decisions across our regional communities will shape how residents live, work, and play in the years to come.

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Sourcewell community development team member collaborates with City of Emily employee

Zoning administration

Each Community Development Administrator partners with multiple cities to build relationships and do research to provide technical advisory that supports our region's changing needs. This includes:

  • Assisting city councils and planning commissions in conducting public meetings.

  • Answering zoning administration questions from the public.

  • Reviewing zoning applications for compliance.

  • Advising and assisting in issuing administrative permits.

  • Convening gatherings of regional zoning administrators to share current challenges and best practices.

More services may be available upon request. 

"As a new clerk for a small-town city, I am grateful to have developed a very valuable partnership with Sourcewell Community Development. They have taken the time to get to know our city and the needs that come with growth."

- Lori Blumke, Clerk-Treasurer, City of Pillager