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Minden Town Board

Five elected non-partisan advisory Board Members govern the Town. They are elected through the general election process, voted in by Minden Residents. All Board Members must be Minden Residents and are in charge of reviewing and acting on the plans, proposals, and opinions that come before the Board. They also perform ceremonial duties for Town events and represent the local residents and businesses in various governmental discussions and negotiations. Board Members are limited to twelve years of service; prior to the implementation of these mandatory term limits, the Town’s active Board Members made up the longest standing Board, governing the Town together from 1986 to 2008.

John Stephans

John Stephans - Chairman

John Stephans has been a Town of Minden resident since 1985 and a Douglas County resident since 1973. John has a BS in Accounting and Economics. He was employed at Bently Nevada Corporation / G.E. in the finance department for 30 years before retiring in 2005.

John is married with two children and two grandchildren. He taught Project Business at CVMS with the Junior Achievement program, and coached boys high school soccer at Douglas High. John was a First Lieutenant U.S. Army Viet Nam Infantry Platoon Leader / Company Commander.  John and his wife like to ski, golf and visit their children and grandchildren.




P.O. Box 1745

Minden, NV 89423

782-4722 (H) 720-9962 (C)


Term Expires 2016

John StephansBill Souligny — Vice Chairman

William Souligny has been a Douglas County resident since 1967 and a Town of Minden resident since 1968. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force including 17 months in Vietnam. He has been married to Gail Mauk Souligny, a 4th generation Douglas County resident, for 47 years. They reside in Winhaven and have 2 daughters: Celeste an RN, and Cheryl, an Upland, CA School District employee. They also have 4 granddaughters: Leah a Junior at the University of Portland, and Daria, Olivia and Athena. Daria and Olivia attend Upland High School and are both accomplished musicians and AP students while Athena is a high Honor Roll student in the 4th grade.

William is retired from the State of Nevada having worked 12 years in the casino industry and 28 years in state service. His background includes aviation, law enforcement, budgeting, governmental accounting and training, and he has worked for the Gaming Control Board, DMV&PS, NHP and Corrections. He was a Technical Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and is a graduate of the DCSO Senior Academy. He served as a Douglas County Volunteer Firefighter and EMT and is an Airline Transport Pilot having served with the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol.

The Souligny’s enjoy camping in Nevada’s great outdoors, attending Minden Town events and socializing with family and friends.

1129 Wisteria Drive

Minden, NV 89423

782-3832 (H) 781-0148 (C)


Term Expires 2016


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Roxanne Stangle

A third generation Carson Valley Native, Roxanne has lived in the Town of Minden for 35 years, and owned her home here for 33 years.  She is the mother of two children and one grandchild.

Roxanne has been involved in numerous activities for the Town, including the development of the Esmeralda Farmer’s Market, 24 years putting on the Spring Arts and Craft Fair, 26 years with the Fall Arts and Craft Fair, and 20 years with the Christmas Lighting and Craft Fair.  Along with other business people in Minden, she has developed a plan and raised funds to put in the clock and small park at the end of Esmeralda Avenue and Highway 395, and has worked hard with the Town Board on the sidewalk project in Old Town Minden.  She has served on the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Council for 15 years, and was an active member of Soroptimist International of Carson Valley for 15 years, as well as numerous other committees and functions.

Roxanne cares about Minden and has been involved with Minden for many years and has made a commitment to the people of Minden to listen and serve the residents of Minden.

P.O. Box 191

Minden, NV 89423

782-4227 (H) 781-1736 (C)  


Term expires 2018


Ross Chichester

Matt Bernard

Matt is a lifelong Douglas County resident who was raised in the town of Minden.  He has been married to his wife, Carol, for 24 years.  They have two children; a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Nicole, both of whom are attending the University of Nevada,Reno.  Matt has been working in the engineering and surveying fields since his graduation from Douglas High School in 1979.  He is currently a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and a Water Rights Surveyor in the State of Nevada.  When not spending his free time with his family, Matt can be found wandering the mountains of Nevada with his dogs.




P.O. Box 1613

Minden, NV 89423

782-8483 (H) 220-3242 (C)


Term Expires 2018

Glen Radtke

Ross Chichester




P.O. Box 871

Minden, NV 89423

690-7592 (C)


Term Expires 2020

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