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Renaissance Zone Authority Committee

 The Fargo City Commission appoints the Renaissance Zone Authority (RZA) to oversee implementation of the RZ Plan and to ensure projects comply with applicable goals and objectives.

The authority consists of eight (8) members:

  • Dr. Dean Bresciani 
  • City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn 
  • City Commissioner Tony Grindberg 
  • Bruce Furness
  • Cari Luchau 
  • Steve Swiontek
  • Deb Mathern
  • Chad Peterson

The Renaissance Zone Authority meets on an as-needed basis. Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel TV Fargo 56 and and can be seen live by video stream on They are rebroadcast each Friday at 2:30 p.m. for one month.

People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the Planning Office at 241-1474 or TDD at 241-8258. Please contact us at least 48-hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.

Expanded Renaissance Zone Boundary, February 2016

As a result of recent legislative changes to the Renaissance Zone Program, the City of Fargo has the ability to expand the Renaissance Zone boundary from 38 blocks to 49 blocks. Included below is additional information on the changes and a corresponding map depicting the proposed boundary.

Expanded Boundary (pdf)