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Process After Application Documents are Submitted

EXAMINATIONS: Applicant must pass each examination in order to proceed to the next step.

  1. Qualifications rating –  pass/fail based on minimum requirements listed
  2. Assessment of application and supplemental questionnaire
  3. Panel interview
  4. Merit Board review and certification of finalists

RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS: Candidates will be notified by mail or e-mail of initial examination results within approximately 20 days of job posting closure date. Job offers will be made within 20 days of the Merit Board review date.


  • Driver’s license and/or criminal history checks will be conducted for all positions
  • Pre-employment drug screening is required for all positions
  • Medical physical may be required for some positions
Questions may be directed to the Human Resources office at 507-457-8234

The City of Winona is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The City considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Proposed Energy Action Plan

Over the past seven months, Winona’s Energy Action Team, working with Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy, developed an Energy Action Plan aimed at reducing energy use and increasing renewable energy generation in Winona. In order to create this Plan, Winona convened a team of experts from the community to participate in the planning process. This Energy Action Plan, which goes before the City Council on Nov. 6th, should ultimately lead to an estimated 34 percent reduction in the city’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

If you would like to help guide our residential outreach effort, please take the survey available here: If you are interested in learning more about the plan or in volunteering to help Winona reach its goals, contact John Howard at [email protected] or at (507) 457-8273.

Energy Action Plan 

Opportunity Winona Newsletter July 2017

Opportunity Winona Newsletter July 2017

Winona Arts and Culture Questionnaire and Contact List

Winona Arts and Culture Questionnaire and Contact List

Historic Masonic Drops Information

Complete Masonic Drops Catalogue and Restoration Information

Drops Selection Public Presentation

Drops Selection Worksheet

Masonic Rigging Plan Agreed on by Council

Fine Arts Commission

Development Code Update

First-Time Home Buyer Handout

First-Time Home Buyer Handout

Levee Park Gateway + Main Street Improvements Project

Project Presentation Materials – City Council meeting December 19, 2016

Deer Feeding Ban for Winona County

A deer feeding ban is in effect for Winona County to help prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer. The ban is being implemented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources following the discovery of five cases of CWD in deer in Fillmore County.

Additional details of the ban and the disease are here:



Purpose of the Winona Poet Laureate Program:

  • To promote the art of poetry—writing, reading, performing, displaying and teaching.
  • To encourage public presentations of poetry in the Winona area.
  • To recognize individuals who are dedicated to the art of poetry in the Winona area.


  • Agree to attend a reception announcing his/her selection.
  • Agree to conduct a public reading of his/her own work each year during National Poetry Month.
  • Agree to organize an annual reading by local poets.
  • Agree to host one poetry workshop or class at the high school level each year (dependent on the school’s permission to do so).
  • Agree to promote poetry in the Winona area in a manner of his/her own choosing.


  • $1,200 for the duration of the appointment ($600/year over two years).

More Information regarding suggested duties:

Poet Laureate 2017-18


  • Contact Fine Arts Commission Staff Chad Ubl (507-457-8258).


Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2016.