Mayor & City Council

Ryan ArndorferRyan Arndorfer


Ryan is a Britt native and a 2001 graduate of West Hancock High School.  He was elected Mayor in November of 2015.  Arndorfer received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters in International Marketing from Boston University.

Ryan is the Marketing Officer for MBT Bank and serves on several national and community boards including; The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association, Hancock County Economic Development, and The Britt Hobo Days Association.

Ryan's current term as Mayor will expire in December of 2017.

Chad Luecht
Council person


Curt GastCurt Gast
Council person

Curt's service on the council started in January 2008. He is employed as Facilities Director for Hancock County Health System.

Curt's current term on the council will expire in December of 2019.

Stacy Swenson
Council person


Stacy has embraced her new home of Britt and began her service on the council in November 2017.

She is employed as a Customer Service Representative with Central Financial Group out of the Britt and Kanawha offices. She also serves on the HCLC board. Outside of work she stays busy with her husband, Tyler, and daughter Harper, as they enjoying spending time outside, golfing, swimming, and playing with their black lab, Trudy.

Stacy's current term on the council will expire in December of 2019.

Dwight Leerar
Council person


Paul Verbrugge
Council Person

Paul began his service on the council in April of 2016.  He is employed as a driver for Five Star Co-op.  Paul has been active on the West Hancock School Board and with the Britt Christian Reformed Church Council.

His wife, Ruth, is an employee of the West Hancock Community School District.  He has three daugthers - Laura, Nichole, and Amanda;  all three are graduates of WHHS.