City Boards and Commissions

Cedar Rapids Stormwater Commission is an advisory committee 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 regarding 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 is related to infill development.
  • Sustainable best management practices for land development.
  • Development of a watershed-based approach to stormwater management and water quality.
Stormwater Commission Members:
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.  

Frank Bellon, Commission Chair, term expires 6/30/26
Mike Butterfield, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/24
Hether Stauffacher, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/26
Natalie Ross, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/24

The Stormwater Commission meets quarterly or as needed at City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW, Greene Square Conference Room, 2nd floor.

All meetings are open to the public and may be canceled 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.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:

Meeting Date  Meeting Documents 
Monday, February 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
Monday, May 13, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
Monday, August 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
Monday, November 4, 2024 (1st Monday due to holiday) at 4:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2023 Agenda Minutes
August 14, 2023 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2023 canceled
March 27, 2023  Agenda     Minutes
August 15, 2022 Agenda    Minutes
May 16, 2022 Agenda    Minutes
April 4, 2022 Agenda    Minutes
November 1, 2021 Agenda    Minutes
September 6, 2021 no meeting 
July 12, 2021 (2nd Monday due to Holiday) Agenda   Minutes
May 3, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
March 1, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
January 4, 2021 no meeting

Prior months' meeting documents are archived and available through an open record(s) request under Related Links.  
Related Links Records Request

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


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