Nisswa: Hoff to resign council seat after moving out of city limits

Council will address vacancy at Dec. 16 meeting and is likely to take letters of interest, appoint someone through 2022

Mike Hoff

Nisswa City Council member Mike Hoff is stepping down with two years left in his term because he moved out of the city limits.

The council will accept Hoff’s resignation and address how to fill the resulting council vacancy at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16. A draft resolution the council will consider calls for the council to declare the vacancy, request letters of interest for the seat be submitted to the city administrator by Jan. 4, 2021, and then appoint someone through 2022.

Hoff was first elected in 2018 and served two years of his four-year term.

In a letter addressed to residents, city staff and council members, Hoff wrote:

“I've recently moved out of Nisswa proper, and so I'm writing today to offer my formal notice that I'll be leaving my job as city council member. My last day will be Dec. 31, 2020. I am still calling Nisswa home, but no longer live in a spot that qualifies me for my seat.


“I've enjoyed my time with the City of Nisswa, and I thank everyone for all your help and guidance over the past two years. I have learned a lot and enjoyed my time on the council. The people at the city are second to none.”

Nancy Vogt may be reached at 218-855-5877 or Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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