Senior Advisory Council

Senior Group Representatives


  • Cindy Heckler, Silver Lake Point Representative
  • Housing Director, Oakcrest Apartments Representative
  • Amanda Morrison, Blaine Courts and Cloverleaf Courts Representative
  • Holly Wirtzfeld, Town Square Senior Apartment Manager
  • Colleen Coyle, Anoka County Senior Outreach Worker
  • Mariana Quinn, Osborne Apartments and Wildwood Manor Senior Apartments Coordinator

Senior Group Members Appointed by Council

  1. Abdul Basit

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  2. Martha Caouette

    Term Expires: January 31, 2019

  3. James Grant

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  4. Kathryn Helmke

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  5. Shirley Knoll

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  6. Douglas Kurpiers

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  7. Joanne Lero

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  1. William Milkes

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  2. Sue Ouellette

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  3. Rebecca Sales

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  4. Patricia Sandin

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  5. Jerry Schilling

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  6. Nellie Spexet

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

  7. Stephen Steiner

    Term Expires: January 31,2019

Senior Advisory Council Liaisons

  1. Tom Ryan

    Mayor-at-Large
    Phone: 763-757-3390

  1. Dick Swanson

    Councilmember Ward 1
    Phone: 763-370-2557

About the Council


The Senior Advisory Council has been established by the Blaine City Council to recommend programs and services for the senior citizens of Blaine. It is the intent of the Advisory Council to make every effort to provide equal program opportunities for all Blaine area senior citizens. The Senior Advisory Council also recommends guidelines for use of the Mary Ann Young Senior Center.

The Blaine City Council appoints a Councilmember to sit on the Advisory Board, and the Mayor also presides. Advisory members serve a term of 2 years and may elect to run for additional terms pending City Council approval. There is not an established limit to the number of members that can sit on the Advisory Board. Members are given notice prior to the expiration of their term, and a period of time to resume membership should they so desire.