Steve Bakken

City Commission
Title: Mayor
Phone: 701-355-1300

Steve Bakken MayorTerm: 2022


P.O. Box 5503

Bismarck, ND


His portfolio assignments include:

  • Administration
  • City Attorney
  • City and County Planning Commissions
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Human Resources
Steve was born in 1968 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He started his broadcasting career at the age of 12 and attended the University of North Dakota. Over his 34-year broadcasting career, he had the opportunity to work in major markets, but has always returned home to North Dakota.

  • As host of “What's on your mind?” and “Energy Matters” on the station he grew up listening to, KFYR 550, he honed his ability to listen to issues, work through solutions and build many relationships with political, business, and community leaders across the region.
  • As the owner of his own consulting firm and formerly the Business Development Director for Larson Engineering in Bismarck, he worked to grow business opportunities within the community, state, region, and nationally.

In 2011 he was afforded the opportunity to put down roots in Bismarck, where he met his wife, Wendy, who works in the Bismarck Public School District. 


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