City Council

The Pierz City Council is a weak-mayor Council lead by Mayor John Perleberg, three council members, an elected clerk, and a non-voting elected treasurer.  The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at City Hall at 7 pm. For more information on each council member, please see below:


Mayor John Perleberg

John was raised on a family farm and graduated from Pierz Healy High.  He continued his love of cross country running while earning a sales and marketing degree from Saint Cloud State University.  After college, he jumped into the business world and had a successful sales career in the plumbing industry with Moen, Inc for 28 years. It has been a dream come true for John to come home to Pierz.  He and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children and six grandchildren as well as many outdoor activities.

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Council Member Gary Berg

In 1998, I moved to Pierz and felt like it was a great community to raise a family. With two of my children currently attending Pierz school and my oldest graduating last year, I have remained confident in that decision. This was a great hometown choice for my kids. A little bit about me is that I have been with the Department of Corrections for 17 years where I am a Sergeant. Throughout my career, I have been an active member with our Union where I have held various positions and currently am the Treasurer for our Local. As a Pierz City Council Member, I will show my dedication to the city and am looking forward to meeting new people and working with everyone to ensure the future of our wonderful town. Since 1998, I have seen the town grow more and more and I am excited to start helping this be the hometown choice for more people like it was for me.

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Council Member Don Bujalski

Don was elected to the Council in 2018 as a Council Member.  He has previously served as Council Member.  Don is also a retired Fire Department member, and he has also serves as a Planning and Zoning Member, not to mention his service as a lifelong resident of the City of Pierz. 

To Contact Don, please email him at


Council Member Jacque Johnson

Jacque has been on city council since 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and has a background in social work and specializes in Human Resources. She is married to her husband Corey and has two children. She believes in sustainability and building a city where everyone wants to live, visit and vacation in. 

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City Clerk Sarah Fyten

Sarah was born and raised in the city of Pierz with a few jaunts away from town, but has always considered Pierz home.  She has had several experiences as a board member for non-profits and is involved in her church.  She has a bachelor’s in public relations from St. Cloud State University and a master’s in business administration from University of Phoenix.  She comes to the City Council with 2 years of banking experience in which she has previously held a supervisory role.

To Contact City Clerk Sarah Fyten, please contact her via email at