News from the city of Falcon Heights

The Falcon Heights City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. Contact information: 651-792-7600 or visit the website at

Leehy, Miazga win council election

Melanie Leey

Falcon Heights will see two new faces on the Falcon Heights City Council in January. Melanie Leehy and Mark Miazga were the top vote-getters in the Nov. 7 election.

Seven candidates, including incumbent Tony Fischer, ran for two open seats on the council.

Mark Miazga

Leehy won 27.88 percent of the vote with 723 votes, and Miazga won 27.19 percent with 705 votes. Paula Mielke received 23.4 percent with 607 votes. Here is the vote breakdown with the other candidates: Fischer, 229 votes; Tom Brace, 136 votes; Mike Wade, 125 votes; Ronald Dixon 58 votes; and write-ins, 10 votes.


City commissions looking for volunteers

The city of Falcon Heights has openings on its four city commissions that serve the Falcon Heights City Council in an advisory capacity. The commissions are Planning, Parks and Recreation, Environment and Community Engagement. Each commission is made up of up to seven commissioners, a council liaison and a staff liaison.

Commissioners are volunteer residents, local business owners and business designees who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Commissioners serve a three-year term and are eligible for two terms.

Interested? You can apply online or submit an application to Falcon Heights City Hall. The city is looking to fill vacancies for January 2018 openings, but applications are accepted year-round. For more information, visit under “City Government” and then “City Commissions.”

For more information, call 651-792-7600 or email

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