Elected Officials

The Council oversees all administrative functions of the city. The council is responsible for setting tax levies along with implementing a yearly budget, and implementing and upholding all ordinances and regulations for which the City must follow.

The City of Mabel is governed by four council members and a mayor. Council members have 4 year terms and the mayor has a two year term. Every even year an election occurs for which the mayor is up for reelection and two council members are up for reelection.

The Mabel City Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at the Mabel City Hall Meeting Room.

For questions please contact City Clerk, Karen Larson, at 507-493-5299 or mabelcty@mabeltel.coop.


James Westby – Mayor
Mayor James Westby was elected as mayor to the city council in 2015. He is a Business Agent for local Union 669. He also serves on the Mabel Economic Development Authority. He resides at 614 East Fillmore Avenue and can be reached at (507) 493-5457 or (507) 206-9542or email westby@mabeltel.coop.

Gary Morken – Council Member

Terry Torkelson – Council Member
Council Member Terry Torkelson was elected to the City Council in 1999. He works for Winneshiek Coop. He resides at 105 North Oak and can be reached at (507) 493-5951.

Adam Wilder – Council Member

Kirsten Wyffels – Council Member
Council Member Kirsten Wyffels was elected to the City Council in 2005. She is president of the Mabel Economic Development Authority. She works at the Winneshiek Medical Center-Mabel Clinic as a nurse practitioner with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. She can be reached at (507) 493-5972.

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