Mayor & Council

Image of Inver Grove Heights City CouncilFrom left: Council member Tom Bartholomew, Council member Brenda Dietrich, Mayor George Tourville,
Council member Kara Perry, and Council member Rosemary Piekarski Krech


Name & Address Contact Info Term Expiration
Mayor George Tourville
8678 Callahan Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076
Phone: 651-455-4465
Voicemail: 651-450-2507
Email at
Dec. 31, 2020
Tom Bartholomew
8120 Claymore Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-457-6375
Voicemail: 651-450-2505
Email at
Dec. 31, 2020
Rosemary Piekarski Krech
7525 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-5337
Voicemail: 651-450-2504
Email at
Dec. 31, 2022
Kara Perry
2929 74th Court East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-238-7155
Voicemail: 651-450-2506
Email at
Dec. 31, 2020
Brenda Dietrich
7421 Bester Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Voicemail: 651-450-2503
Email at
Dec. 31, 2022


The City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. at Inver Grove Heights City Hall.

Members of the public who wish to speak to an agenda item may do so, upon the recognition of the mayor. There is a public comment period for items not on the agenda at the beginning of most meetings, or you may send an online question or comment

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

Agendas are typically posted on the website on the Friday before the Monday meeting. Minutes of the meetings are recorded and are available following council approval. 

Meetings are cablecast live on Town Square Television Channel 19 to cable subscribers and Streamed live.

Update June 4, 2020

A message to Inver Grove Heights residents from Mayor George Tourville

The events over the last week that have occurred in Minneapolis, St. Paul and some area suburbs are heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. The pain brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has been compounded by tragedy, and our communities are hurting and have every reason to be. This past week is a reminder that we need to come together and look out for each other.

In light of this, over the past week we have felt a deep sense of appreciation for the brave men and women in our police and fire departments, who have gone above and beyond to protect us and our property. Under the leadership of Chief Melissa Chiodo and Chief Judy Thill, they have shown an unprecedented level of dedication and care, not only for our community but for residents in our neighboring cities, also.

Our police and fire personnel have been working continuous shifts to ensure our safety. That is time away from their homes and families, and I want to sincerely thank each of them. We set high expectations for our officers and firefighters; we trust them with our lives, our homes and our businesses.

I also want to thank Inver Grove Heights residents for supporting the recent state, Dakota County and city curfews. Working together we stayed safe. I want you to know that City Hall and our City Council stand with each of our citizens and in partnership with our local businesses. We promise to lead with integrity and mutual respect.

I would ask that we continue to work together to make Inver Grove Heights an example of unity at this most difficult time. Together, let’s stand for justice, change, hope and also for peace. Let’s work to understand, to heal and to care for each other. We are still in this together. Thank you all and God bless Inver Grove Heights.

Updated on April 14

Extension of City’s State of Emergency

In light of recent decisions by Governor Tim Walz, which extended Minnesota’s Stay at Home order until May 4 and Minnesota’s State of Emergency through May 13, Mayor George Tourville and the City Council decided at last night’s City Council meeting to extend the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the City of Inver Grove Heights until further notice. 

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A message from Mayor Tourville - April 17

A message of thanks from Mayor George Tourville - April 3

Council’s Representation on Committees and Boards

It’s important for the City Council to stay connected and provide the city’s perspectives on certain committees and boards throughout the city and Dakota County.  Below are committees/boards that councilmembers are assigned to or volunteer on annually: 

Yellow Ribbon Committee - Council member Perry

Dakota County Broadband Committee - Mayor Tourville, Alternate Council member Perry 

Council Delegates to Dakota County Communications Center Board – Mayor Tourville, Alternate Councilmember Perry

Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission (NDC4) – Mayor Tourville

Council Representatives for IGH Local Issues meetings – Council member Bartholomew and Council member Dietrich

Council Representatives for Progress Plus Meetings – Council member Perry