About Mayor Mahoney

Mayor Mahoney — an Experienced Medical Doctor, Business Person and Leader

Dr. Tim Mahoney is an astute businessman, having worked in private practice and large healthcare organizations. Because Tim has managed employees and run businesses, he has real, applicable insights into all aspects of running a successful company.

As Mayor, he’s shown that he understands the needs of the business community. He stays keenly attuned to attracting new business and supporting entrepreneurial dreams. He’ll stay committed to growing the local economy with initiatives that continue to build a better Fargo. Fargo needs a business friendly environment to help with growth and attract organizations.


Dr. Mahoney is a board-certified surgeon. He works at LRHC and is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota. Because he’s part-time in group practice, he has the flexibility to be able to dedicate time to city business. He will continue the good work he’s already started.

Tim has held leadership posts throughout his career, including serving as Chief of Surgery for several regional hospitals, teaching at UND School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, serving as a board member for area medical centers, and holding executive positions in multiple medical corporations.


He has helped frame new business partners that improved health care delivery in the community. He has received multiple awards, but the one he is most proud of is being named North Dakota Community Physician of the Year in 2010 for his efforts in the flood fight in 2009.

Amazon Facility Ceremony
Joe Raso of Greater FM Economic Development, Senator John Hoeven, Mayor Tim Mahoney, and Governor Doug Burgum at the Amazon announcement of their first fulfillment center in North Dakota


  • Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame University in 1971
  • Medical degree from combined UND School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA in 1974.
  • Surgical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN in 1980
  • Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health in 2005

Family Life

Tim is a North Dakota native who grew up in Devils Lake. He and his wife, Kathy, live in south Fargo. His youngest son, Dylan, is attending NDSU. They also have three grown children: Ryan, Kaileen, Colin, and 5 grandchildren.

Keeping family and community close to heart, Tim and Kathy live and work in Fargo. Tim has worked in Fargo since 1980, and Kathy works as an RN at Sanford. They enjoy time with family and friends hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening, lake time, waterskiing, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. They are avid Bison fans.

Tim’s son Colin, his wife Stephanie and their daughter Rowan
Tim and Kathy’s son Colin, his wife Stephanie and their daughter Rowan
Tim's Daughter and Family
Tim and Kathy’s daughter Kaileen,
her husband Keith and children,
Evelyn and Peyton
Tim’s son Ryan, his wife Katie and their children
Tim and Kathy’s son Ryan,
his wife Katie and their children
Addison and Hayden Tim and
Tim and Kathy's Grandchildren
Tim and Kathy’s grandchildren from left to right:
Rowan, Peyton, Evelyn, Addison and Hayden
Dylan Mahoney
Tim and Kathy’s son Dylan, a freshman at NDSU
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Tim and his wife Kathy
Tim's sons
Tim and Kathy’s sons, Ryan, Dylan and Colin
Tim and granddaughter
Tim and Granddaughter Rowan
Mahoney Siblings
Tim with his siblings; Mary, Patter, Tracy and John

Active State Task Force Service

  • ND Trauma Committee
  • Governor’s Council of Emergency Medical Services
  • Advanced Life Support Task Force
  • North Dakota American College of Surgeons
  • Metro Flood Task Force
  • Lake Agassiz Water Authority Board
  • FM Economic Development
  • Mayor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on Addiction
  • Community Development Commission
  • Police Liaison
  • Economic Development Commission for Fargo
  • Sustainability and Resiliency Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Personnel Evaluation Committee
  • Public Works Projects Evaluation Committee
  • FM Diversion Finance Committee
  • Mayor’s Budget Committee
West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis, Mayor Tim Mahoney and FM Diversion Vice Chair Chad Chairman Peterson