Administration Department

The Administration Department is responsible for executing City Council action, encouraging development, ensuring positive communications, and maintaining a strong park system.
  1. Patrick Casey

    City Administrator
    Phone: 651-209-9750
    The City Administrator is responsible for providing leadership on the implementation of City Council Policies and the provision of quality services for the City of Forest Lake.  The City Administrator is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and manages the day to day operation of the city.  In addition, the City Administrator is the chief adviser to the City Council on policy options concerning the organization and activities of the City’s various departments.  Provides guidance on strategic planning, policy research and implementation, human resources, oversight of boards and commissions, and community engagement.

  2. Dan Undem

    Assistant City Administrator/Airport Manager
    Phone: 651-209-9727

  3. Karin Derauf

    Deputy Clerk
    Phone: 651-209-9732

    The Deputy Clerk provides agenda management for the City Council, EDA, and Planning Commission along with supporting the management of the City of Forest Lake’s records by ensuring they are retained according to Minnesota Statutes.  The Deputy Clerk processes data practices requests and also coordinates the issuance of business licenses, zoning permits.  The Deputy Clerk also coordinates with Washington County on national, state, and local elections for county election services.