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2016 Commissioner Districts
Map of Washington County's 5 Commissioner districts

Meetings
Board meetings are most Tuesdays at 9 a.m. 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. 

Board members

County commissioners are Fran Miron, District 1, Gary Kriesel, District 3, Karla Bigham, District 4, and Lisa Weik, District 5.

The current county commissioners are:
Commissioner Phone Email
District 1 - Fran Miron 651-430-6211 Email Fran Miron
District 2 - Vacant 651-430-6001 Email District 2
District 3 - Gary Kriesel 651-430-6213 Email Gary Kriesel
District 4 - Karla Bigham 651-430-6214 Email Karla Bigham
District 5 - Lisa Weik 651-430-6215 Email 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 Fran Miron will serve as chair for the remaining time in 2016, and Commissioner Lisa Weik 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.