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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 seven (7) members:

  • Dr. Roger Gilbertson (Chairman) 
  • City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn 
  • City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik
  • Bruce Furness
  • Cari Luchau 
  • Steve Swiontek
  • Deb Mathern 

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.