Government

City Officials

City of Orleans City officials consist of Mayor and five Councilmembers, which are elected by you, the Citizens.  Orleans City Clerk, Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments are appointed by the City Council.  All represent you, the residents of Orleans.  The City of Orleans has a contract with Northwest Iowa Planning and Development to provide a Zoning Officer for approving building permits and assist with the enforcement of the City's Zoning Ordinance.  Police protection is contracted with Spirit Lake Police Department. Fire protection is provided by the Spirit Lake Community Fire Department.

Mayor & Council

Orleans City Council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Orleans City Hall.  These individuals are elected by you, the citizens of Orleans, and are interested in your concerns and opinions regarding issues affecting our City.

Mayor: Bill Maas
Term: December 2025
Phone: 712-320-6227
Email: aquapig@mchsi.com

Council member: Stanley Gable
Term: December 2025
Phone: 712-363-3280
Email: sgable@evertek.net

Council member: Dean Madagan
Term: December 2027
Phone:  712-540-9842

Council member: Keith Ostrum
Term: December 2025
Phone: 712-330-9893
Email:  ostrumkl@gmail.com

Council member: Ben Radcliffe (Mayor Pro-Tem)
Term: December 2025
Phone: 712-330-1575

Council member: Peggy K. Ricks
Term: December 2027
Phone:  773-318-0375
Email: peggy.k.ricks@gmail.com

City Clerk

P. Kay Cmelik, City Clerk
Email: cityoforleansia@outlook.com
Phone: 712-336-8156 Cell Phone:  712-362-1443

Office Hours: By Appointment

Planning & Zoning Commission

Jean Kies- term expires 12/31/24
Erin Radcliffe - term expires 12/31/24
Mike Rosenberg, Vice Chair - term expires 12/31/26
Cheri Tungland, Chair - term expires 12/31/26
John Becker - term expires 12/31/26

(Appointment by the Mayor and approved by the council to five-year term)

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Kristine Hoss - term expires 12/31/26
Jennifer Schaben - term expires 12/31/24
Dean Schmidt - term expires 12/31/26
Mark Mayer - term expires 12/31/24
Ron Harris - term expires 12/31/26

(Appointed by the Mayor and approved by the council for a five-year term)