Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 281
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2700

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Contact the Mayor

Ardell F. Brede
City of Rochester Mayor
Room 281, City Hall
Rochester, MN 55904

328-2700 (TEL)

Office of the Mayor

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 Mayor Ardell F. Brede photo  

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the citizens of Rochester, to welcome you to our community. If you have never been to Rochester now is the time for you will discover why we are consistently ranked among the top ten most livable cities in the nation and why we have been named Star city, All America City and #1 Best Place to Live in America.

Rochester is unique for many reasons. In addition to our strong economic foundations, Mayo Clinic, IBM and agriculture products, Rochester’s strong point is the people who live and work to make our community what it is today, the “can do” attitude that prevails is the catalyst for the ongoing progress and visioning for our future.

Rochester is a city with a proud heritage of people helping people. With nearly half a million people seeking medical care at Mayo Clinic each year, we have become the city with a heart – a caring community.

Our small town friendliness complements our big city atmosphere by providing countless activities and various types of entertainment for everyone. Our Civic Music program, three local theatrical producers, art center, and various dance troupes, provides for the cultural needs of our residents and visitors. Three city golf courses, Recreation Center and Athletic Club serves up a feast of choices for the physical fitness advocates.

These are just a few Rochester’s attractions. There are many more and we hope you take a little time to explore all aspects of our community. If there is anything I can do to help you become better acquainted with Rochester, please do not hesitate to call upon me at any time.