Klamath Falls - City of Sunshine

City Council & Agendas

The City of Klamath Falls City Council consists of five members who are directly elected by the citizens for staggered four-year terms. The City Council establishes law and policy by passing ordinances and resolutions. The Council also appoints the City Manager, The City Attorney, adopts the City budget, approves appropriations, contracts in the City's name, and levies taxes. The Mayor is elected by the community for a four-year term and presides at City Council meetings.

Election Information

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City Council Members

Todd Kellstrom - Mayor

KellTodd was born in Klamath Falls in 1953. He attended Riverside Elementary (1-7, no kindergarten), Fremont Jr. High (8th grade) Mazama (was 9th graders only) and graduated from KU (10-12) in 1970.

His early interests were his love for music. "My dad loved Peggy Lee (What man didn't?) and my mom took me to see Don Shirley and George Shearing here locally, at Mills Auditorium. WOW! This is what piqued my interest and started me on the road to listen and appreciate many genres of music."

The son of a local businessman and WWII man, Todd ultimately took his political interests from his great grandfather, his grandfather and his dad, all of whom were public servants.

Todd Kellstrom is a proud Father and Stepfather of Raymond, Christine, Michael & Kevin all of whom are on their way to successful lives in their chosen fields of firefighter, nurse, entrepreneur and Marine.

Trish Seiler - WARD I

TrishI moved to Klamath Falls in 1978 and worked as an administrator and counselor in crisis intervention until 1986, when I opened my own business as a consultant to the non-profit sector in strategic planning, fundraising, grant writing and Board development. I have a BA in social work (University of South Dakota) and a Masters in Management (Public Administration) from SOU. My son Jesse, daughter Elizabeth, and grandson Fletcher are the light of my life.

In 1992 I created a partnership with OIT, Pacific Non-Profit Network and local funders to develop the Grantsmanship Center Library at OIT, a resource for information on grant writing, fundraising, Board development and non-profit management. In the ensuing years I have provided services to a number of local and regional agencies, in the areas of health, human services, the arts, education, civic improvement and economic development. I have raised millions of dollars for local projects that enhance our rural quality of life. As a volunteer, I have served on numerous boards and commissions that provide leadership for organizations and good stewardship of scarce financial resources.

I was elected to the Klamath Falls City Council in 2000, and re-elected in 2004.I have a vision for Klamath Falls and the Klamath Basin that provides good paying jobs for our citizens, educational opportunities for our children from pre-school through higher education, economic development that includes industrial and commercial expansion, and collaboration with regional, state and federal entities to meet our future needs in transportation, infrastructure and public safety. I believe in Klamath Falls, and I believe in giving back to the community that has given so much to my family and myself.

To Contact Trish directly call (541) 884-8248 


Irving H. "Bud" Hart - WARD II

Bud_hart_2014Bud Hart has served on the City Council since his election in 1988 and was previously a Planning Commissioner for the City of Klamath Falls.

He is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, and continues to teach part-time. He has also served as a reader for the National Advanced Placement Calculus exam, and as a consultant to the College Board presenting Calculus Workshops for High School teachers

A former submarine officer, Hart retired from the Naval Reserve in 1990, but continues his associations as a member of the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and on Congressman Walden's Service Academy Selection Committee. He has twice been selected by colleagues to serve statewide as a Board Member of the League of Oregon Cities.

Councilman Hart and his wife, Debby, have four grown children, all of whom graduated from Klamath Union High School.

To contact Bud directly call (541) 884-1807 or EMAIL HIM HERE


Matt Dodson - WARD III

Matt_dodsonMatt Dodson was an officer with the U.S. Navy, received his MEng from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Industrial and Management Engineering and owns and manages office buildings and apartments. He is a member of the Downtown Advisory Committee and enjoys living in the Klamath Falls area. 

To contact Matt directly call (541) 331-5863 or EMAIL HIM HERE


Dan Tofell - WARD IV

Imagesca3pdid1Dan Tofell is a former City of Klamath Falls Police Chief and long-time resident of Klamath Falls. He is an avid golfer and enjoys the many days of sunshine Klamath Falls offers.

To contact Dan directly call (541) 884-9760 or EMAIL HIM HERE


Bill Adams - WARD V

BillKlamath Falls City Council: 1987 - 1994 and 2003 - present

  • Klamath Falls Budget Committee: 1987 - present
  • Oregon Institute of Technology: 1976 Graduate Bachelor of Business
  • Business Owner: Pelican City Auto Wreckers, now One Stop Auto Wreckers, 1976 to present (32 years). Currently employing 14 people including my three grown children who are responsible for the daily operation of the business.
  • Downtown Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee: (DURAC) 2005 to present
  • Klamath County Solid Waste Advisory Committee: (SWAC) 2005 to present
  • Main Street property owner since 1992
  • NRA Life Member

To contact Bill directly call (541) 891-7600 or EMAIL HIM HERE


Boards & Commissions

Would you like to become active on one of the City's Boards & Commissions? To be considered, just download and complete this application for any of the current vacancies.

Current Vacancies

There are no vacancies at this time.

Agendas, Minutes & Videos

Regularly scheduled Council meetings are broadcast on Channel 182 on the Charter Cable Network.


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