Mayor's Page

Meet Mayor Dan Toland

Mayor Toland has served as Mayor since 2012. He maintains an office at City Hall but his hours vary according to his schedule. 

The Mayor can be reached by phone or email. If you wish to meet with the Mayor, please call in advance for an appointment at 715-426-3404 or 715-426-3441.

Duties of the Mayor

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the city. In this role, he is responsible for the general welfare of the City. This responsibility is exercised in both a policy-making role by recommending policies to the council, breaking tie votes, and vetoing legislation, and an executive role by seeing that laws are enforced and that city officers and employees properly do their jobs.

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Mayor Dan Toland

These responsibilities are mandated by State Statute (Chapter 62.09(8) and consequently apply to Mayors in municipalities with and without Administrators. The difference is in the manner that the Mayor exercises his or her executive responsibility.

In municipalities with Administrators, the Mayor exercises the executive responsibility indirectly by monitoring the activities of the Administrator and the various departments of city government. The Administrator is responsible for day-to-day operations of government, including the supervision of department heads.

More information about the Mayor's duties and powers can be found in the City's Municipal Code here.

History of River Falls Mayors

River Falls was founded in 1848 by Joel Foster and became an incorporated city in 1885. The first Mayor was Abraham D. Andrews who was elected in 1885. Here is a complete list of the Mayors who have served the City of River Falls. Here is a photo gallery of available photos of Mayors.