County Board


Board meetings are most Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Some meetings may be workshops only. The public is welcome to attend. See county calendar to confirm dates.

Board of Commissioners 

Washington County is governed by its Board of Commissioners. Five county commissioners - one from each district - are elected to serve for staggered four-year terms. 

Washington County Board of Commissioners 2022
County commissioners are Fran Miron, District 1, Lisa Weik, District 5, Wayne A. Johnson, District 4, Gary Kriesel, District 3, and Stan Karwoski, District 2. 

Commissioner Districts

Commissioner district map website

District 1 - Fran Miron651-430-6211Email Fran Miron
District 2 - Stan Karwoski651-430-6212Email Stan Karwoski
District 3 - Gary Kriesel651-430-6213Email Gary Kriesel
District 4 - Wayne A. Johnson651-769-7437Email Wayne A. Johnson
District 5 - Lisa Weik651-430-6215Email Lisa Weik

The board elects a chair and vice chair. The chair is the presiding officer during the board meetings, and the vice chair presides in the chair's absence. Commissioner Wayne Johnson will serve as chair for 2022, and Commissioner Gary Kriesel will serve as vice chair.

The board develops policy, makes decisions, and makes and amends laws for the county. It also establishes the county's budget and tax levy, sets policy for delivery of services, and approves and revises ordinances.

District Boundaries

District boundaries are redefined after every federal census to meet the requirements of Minnesota statute. Under state law, any district that experiences a 5 percent or greater change in its population requires a new election, even if the full four-year term of its commissioner has not been completed. To find which areas of the county are in each district, see map.