City Boards and Commissions

Stormwater Commission Meeting - Bi-Monthly (see agenda)
Virtual meeting during COVID-19 public health emergency. See agenda for Zoom meeting link. 

Cedar Rapids Stormwater Commission is an advisory commission established by the Cedar Rapids City Council in December 2008 (Ordinance No. 041-08) to review current stormwater policies and recommend improvements to the policies as needed.

General Duties of the Commission
The Stormwater Commission has general oversight of drainage issues. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends stormwater policies, such as water quality and watershed-based approaches. 
  • Reviews public input regarding stormwater drainage or erosion and sediment control. Recommends corrective actions.
  • Advises the City Council in regards to stormwater Capital Improvements projects.
  • Provides property owners with additional resources to resolve private drainage problems.

General Policy Discussion
The Commission may be tasked to review current stormwater policies and recommend improvements to the policies as needed. For example:

  • Public vs. private maintenance of drainage ways and erosion.
  • Stormwater management as related to infill development.
  • Sustainable best management practices for land development.
  • Development of a watershed-based approach to stormwater management and water quality.

The Commission consists of five (5) members who are Cedar Rapids residents. The five resident members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, and serve three-year terms.

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be cancelled if there are no agenda items to act upon. Meeting agendas and past meeting minutes will be appropriately posted and available for public review. Meetings will be conducted according to generally accepted rules of order. Agenda items requiring resolution will be voted on, with decisions based on a simple majority vote.

This group currently meets the first Monday of every two months at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please see the applicable agenda for the Zoom link. When safe to resume in-person meetings, the group will resume meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Greene Square Conference Room of the City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date  Meeting Documents 
May 3, 2021  
March 1, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
January 4, 2021 - CANCELED CANCELED
November 2, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
September 14, 2020 (2nd Monday due to Labor Day) Agenda   Minutes
July 13, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
March 2, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
January 6, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
November 4, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
September 9, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
July 1, 2019 Agenda   Minutes 
May 6, 2019 Agenda   Minutes 
March 4, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
January 7, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
November 5, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
September 10, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
July 2, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
May 7, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
April 2, 2018 - Goal Setting Agenda   Minutes
March 19, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
January 8, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
November 6, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
September 11, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
July 10, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
May 1, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
March 6, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
January 9, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
November 7, 2016 Agenda   Minutes
September 12, 2016 Agenda   Minutes
July 11, 2016 Agenda   Minutes
May 2, 2016 Agenda   Minutes
March 7, 2016 Agenda   Minutes
January 4, 2016 Agenda   Minutes

Stormwater Commission members:
Mike Butterfield, Commission Chair, term expires 6/30/21
Stacie Johnson, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/21
Jason Rogers, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/22
Frank Bellon, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/23
Hether Stauffacher, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/23

Other Links:
Commission Board Charter
Stormwater main page
Engineering home
Public Works home


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