The Administration Department is responsible for overall city administration and operations. We are located at -

 Lakeland City Office 690 Quinnell Ave North Lakeland, MN 55043. 

Contact this department for general information on building permits, zoning, picnic shelter reservations, City Council meetings, and for referral to other departments.

 Telephone:(651) 436-4430, Fax: (651) 436-3949

 Open: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 to 2:00 city offices closed on Friday 

City Attorney: Dave Snyder, Johnson Turner Law

Dave’s clients know they have a reliable friend and a fierce advocate for an attorney. They are well served by his depth of experience in the industry and the fresh perspective he brings. In the office we jokingly wonder if he’s ever not on the phone with a client. Between that high level of communication and his exceptional legal skills, it’s no surprise his clients are so loyal.


David K. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Washington University School of Law.

Honors & Community

Dave is deeply involved in community relationships throughout Washington county as a volunteer and long-standing advisor. He serves as an advisory board member to Courage Center St. Croix, has been recognized for his service to veterans in the Yellow Ribbon Network , has served as a board member to the family violence network and as president of the 19th district bar association. Dave has also provided assistance to economically disadvantaged youth programs.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for Districts of Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Michelle Elsner is an Administrative Professional currently working as the Deputy City Clerk for the City of Lakeland.
“Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally.”
She moved to the St Croix Valley in January of 1990 from her hometown of South Minneapolis.
She worked in the customer service industry while raising her kids. Once the kids became more independent she moved into the Administrative field.
She has spent many years volunteering for various community groups over the years not limited to the Lake Elmo Jaycees, The Stillwater VFW, Lions International and the Bayport Legion.