1. Nearly 70 Minnesota County Officials, Staff Attend Private
    White House Briefing and Tour 

    Nearly 70 county commissioners, official, staff and guests traveled to Washington D. C. to attend a private briefing and tour at the White House on May 31, 2018

    The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs organized similar events for county officials in each state to visit the White House and attend a personalized briefing from federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke to the Minnesota group about the importance of partnership between local and federal government officials.  

    Three Wright County Commissioners, Christine Husom, Darek Vetsch, and Mike Potter, along with Wright County’s Auditor Treasurer Bob Hiivala were able to attend this event. Click HERE to read their comments.


    Commissioners Christine Husom and Darek Vetsch, second row, fourth and fifth from the left, respectively. Commissioner Michael Potter and Auditor-Treasurer Bob Hiivala are directly behind Vice President Pence, centered toward the back.


    The White House tour and briefing was coordinated by the National Association of Counties. Commissioners Husom, Potter, and Vetsch, along with Auditor-Treasurer Hiivala pose with other Minnesota county officials.