Administration Department


The Administration Department is responsible for managing the internal operations, as well as implementing the direction of City Council.

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Public Data Requests

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA), Minn. Stat. § 13, is a state law that controls how government data are collected, created, stored, used and released. The MGDPA sets out certain requirements relating to the right of the public to access government data and the rights of individuals who are the subjects of government data.

How to Make a Data Request

Please review the City of Buffalo Data Practices Policy and complete the Data Request Form.

Written requests for general city data should be directed to:

Susan Johnson
City Clerk
City of Buffalo
212 Central Avenue
Buffalo MN 55313

Written requests for Police Department data should be directed to:

Kelly Prestidge
Office Manager
Buffalo Police Department
215 1st Avenue NE
Buffalo MN 55313

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Human Resources


Human Resources provides services and support to the City of Buffalo departments and its employees. These include:

  • Managing employee recruitment, selection, and hiring process.
  • Performing labor relations duties, including contract negotiations, contract management, investigations, discipline, and grievances.
  • Administering employee benefits, workers’ compensation, employee compensation, job classification, and employee recognition and wellness programs.
  • Maintaining compliance with various federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Shelby Pahl

Human Resources Manager

  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Employee Outboarding
  • Personnel Files
  • Employee Professional Development
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Employment Screening and Testing
  • FMLA/Leave Requests

Carmen Merrill
Senior Finance Officer

  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Work Comp
  • Employment Verifications
  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Employee Outboarding


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