Semi-monthly on the second and fourth Monday plus special meetings as published
City Hall Council Chambers
1670 Stieger Lake Lane
Victoria, MN 55386
View upcoming meetings on the City Calendar.
Videos and Live Streaming
You can watch a live stream of city council meetings and videos of previous meetings. Mediacom subscribers can also watch live meetings on cable channel 8.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Meeting agendas and minutes are published for all meetings of the city council and citizen committees. Meetings of the city council, planning commission and parks and recreation committee are also video recorded and published. Meetings for the past three years—on a rolling basis—are available on the City's Meeting Portal. For meeting materials older than three years, contact the City Clerk at 952.443.4216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View calendar of past and upcoming council and committee meetings and click on the meeting date for agenda, minutes and video as available.
Meeting Rules and Procedures
View the City Council Rules of Order (PDF) that govern city council meetings and provide for public participation.
City Council Members
The Victoria City Council is comprised of four elected council members and an elected mayor. The mayor and council members are all voted at-large. All council members serve four-year terms, with the terms staggered so every two years two positions are up for election. The mayor is also elected to a four-year term.
The statutory duties of the city council include, but are not limited to the following.
- Adopt ordinances, resolutions, policies and enter into contracts.
- Approve and adopt the city's financial operations with the advice of staff, including: levy taxes; adopt budgets; borrow money; and designate depositories.
- Appoint members to the standing commission and committee and ad-hoc committees.
- Plan for the future of the city through the comprehensive plan.
- Protect the welfare of the citizens through ordinances, fire protection, police protection, roads, utilities and infrastructure.
- Provide community leadership.
- Act as the Economic Development Authority with their specific powers and duties.
Current City Council Members
Deb McMillan was first elected to the Victoria City Council in 2018 and served for two years as council member prior to being elected Mayor of Victoria in 2020.
Mayor McMillan has worked in the Chamber and Association Management industry since May of 2000, serving as President/CEO for several local chambers of commerce. She held staff positions at the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce with specialties in advocacy, public policy, workforce, and community development. In 2020, Mayor McMillan started her own association management and consulting business and has held a number of volunteer leadership positions throughout her career.
In her spare time, Mayor McMillan enjoys reading, games of all kinds, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. The Mayor and her husband, Kerry, have lived in Victoria for more than 30 years and have four adult daughters and two sons-in-law.
Greg Evansky was elected as a Victoria City Council Member in 2022 and he has served the community in a volunteer capacity at the City since 2009 through appointments to the Finance Committee and Planning Commission, and as a graduate of Victoria’s Citizens Academy.
Council Member Evansky is a senior vice president with over 20 years of experience in the mortgage capital markets group at one of the largest banking institutions in the nation and is responsible for managing risks embedded in the over $25BN residential mortgage pipeline held for sale utilizing fixed-income capital markets. Prior to joining his current banking institution, Council Member Evansky held portfolio management positions with several other banking institutions in Chicago. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and University of Washington’s Executive Leadership Program.
Derek Gunderson was elected as a Victoria City Council Member in 2020 and he has served the City of Victoria since 2014 as a member of the Planning Commission (Vice-Chair) and a member of the Finance Committee.
Council Member Gunderson continues to be a part of the greater community through his work as Chair of Carver County’s Mental Health Advisory Council (2017-Present), age group director for CAA Baseball, and a member of the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Council. He also spends time volunteering for non-profit organizations whose efforts directly impact the lives of Carver County and Victoria residents. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration.
Council Member Gunderson and his wife have three kids, who all enjoy spending time fishing on one of Victoria’s lakes or hiking and biking on the great trail system connecting Victoria.
Andy Reiff was elected as a Victoria City Council Member in 2022.
Council Member Reiff has worked in the technology services industry for the majority of his career and currently holds a senior account executive position with a nationwide software company.
He grew up primarily in Minnetonka, MN and is the youngest of four kids. His family moved to Hayward, WI after his freshman year in high school. Council Member Reiff attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and graduated with a major in Business Management. He married his wife Stacy in 1999 and moved to Victoria in 2001. They live in the Deer Run neighborhood with their 16-year-old twin boys Ben and Zach who attend Chanhassen High School. Their favorite family activities include boating, traveling, golfing, being outside and spending time together. Since its opening in 2015, Council Member Reiff has enjoyed taking up the sport of curling at the Chaska Curling Center.
Chad Roberts was elected as a Victoria City Council Member in 2020.
Council Member Roberts grew up in a small town of roughly 700 people in Northwest Wisconsin and graduated in 1996 with approximately 50 kids in his senior class. After graduating high school, Council Member Roberts went to the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in history and after graduating he went to paralegal school where he received his paralegal certificate in 2001. In September 2001, he was hired by an intellectual property law firm as a litigation paralegal. He continues to work for the law firm as a manager in their risk management department.
Council Member Roberts and his wife Kate have three children, Moody, Mamush, and Scarlett. Since moving to Victoria in 2016, his family was welcomed into the community they now call home. They enjoy supporting locally owned businesses and are firm believers that Victoria has the best restaurants and drinking establishments in Carver County. Council Member Roberts appreciates having neighbors that look out for and take care of each other, as well as the abundance of large trees, farm fields, and beautiful lakes and parks.
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