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Renaissance Zone Authority

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

The authority consists of eight (8) members:

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

The Renaissance Zone Authority meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. in the City Commission Room at 200 3rd St. N. 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 701-241-1474 or TDD at 701-241-8258. Please contact us at least 48-hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.