District 4 - Wayne A. Johnson
Commissioner Wayne A. Johnson was elected Nov. 6, 2018. He has called Cottage Grove home since 1998. Johnson is married to Mary Beth and has a son Nate and a daughter Lexi.
Commissioner Johnson was serving on the Cottage Grove City Council to which he was elected in 2016 when he was elected to be commissioner for District 4. He also served on the Cottage Grove Planning Commission for three years. As a council member, Commissioner Johnson served as the liaison to the Public Service Commission and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network of Cottage Grove. He also represented the city on the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce Executive Board.
Commissioner Johnson grew up on a farm in southeastern Minnesota near the Iowa border. A graduate of Mable-Canton High School, he received an associate’s degree in accounting at Iowa Lakes Community College. After entering the workforce, he completed his bachelor of science in accounting at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.
Commissioner Johnson owns Furnace Doctors and Dust Doctors in Little Canada.2021 Committee Appointments