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Posted on: January 6, 2021

County Board Completes 2021 Committee, Advisory Board Assignments

At the first meeting of 2021, the Wright County Board was tasked to make some of the most important decisions it makes at any point during the year. At its annual reorganizational meeting, the board named a new chairperson (Commissioner Mark Daleiden) and swore in two new commissioners (Mary Wetter and Mike Kaczmarek).

Following those procedural measures, the first order of business was to make the committee and advisory board assignments for the commissioners, who represent the county board on the more than 50 committees and advisory boards the commissioner sit on. Unlike the previous few years where this was a quick process because the county board was comprised of the same five members, with two new commissioners coming to the board (and two leaving), many of the committee and advisory board assignments were vacant and required filling.

The following are the results of the division of assignments among the five commissioners. Alternate members are listed in parentheses:

COMMITTEES

Budget Committee of the Whole – All commissioners

Building Committee – Kaczmarek, Wetter

Ditch Committee – Daleiden, Kaczmarek (Christine Husom)

Finance/Capital Improvement Projects – Darek Vetsch, Daleiden

Noxious Weed Appeals Committee – Daleiden, Kaczmarek

Nuclear – Vetsch, Husom (Wetter)

Owner’s Committee (New Government Center) – Vetsch, Daleiden

Personnel/Employee Relations – Daleiden, Vetsch (Kaczmarek)

Safety Committee – Kaczmarek, Husom

Security Committee – Husom, Kaczmarek

Tax Forfeit Committee – Wetter, Kaczmarek

Technology – Vetsch, Daleiden

Transportation Committee of the Whole – All commissioners

Ways & Means – Husom, Wetter

911 Planning Committee – Husom, Kaczmarek (Wetter)

ADVISORY BOARDS

Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Board – Husom, Wetter

Area Transportation Planning – Vetsch

Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Board – Daleiden, Vetsch

Central MN Economic Development 7W District Joint Powers Board – Vetsch (Wetter)

Central MN EMS Region Joint Powers Board – Husom (Kaczmarek)

Central MN Jobs & Training Joint Powers Board Workforce Center – Husom

Central MN Emergency Services Board (Regional Radio Board) – Kaczmarek (Husom)

Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership – Vetsch (Daleiden)

County Extension Service – Wetter, Daleiden

Delegates to the Association of Minnesota Counties – All commissioners

East Central Joint Powers Board – Vetsch

Economic Development Partnership – Vetsch (Wetter)

Great River Regional Library Board – Kaczmarek (Vetsch)

Highway 55 Coalition – Husom, Wetter

Historical Society – Wetter

I-94 Coalition – Vetsch

Law Library Board – Husom

Legislative Matters – All commissioners

Mentorship Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA) – Husom

MN Rural Counties – Kaczmarek (Wetter)

MnDOT Policy Advisory Board - Vetsch

Monticello Joint Planning Board – Vetsch

One Watershed, One Plan Policy Committee – Wetter

Parks Advisory Board – Daleiden

Planning Commission – Kaczmarek

Public Works Labor/Management – Husom (Vetsch)

Region 7W Transportation – Vetsch

Regional Crime Lab – Husom

Safe Communities of Wright County – Husom

Safe Harbor Task Force – Husom

Soil & Water Conservation District – Wetter

Trailblazer Joint Powers Board – Vetsch

The Turn Steering Committee – Husom

Twin Cities Urbanized Areas Boundaries – Vetsch

Water Management Task Force – Wetter

Wright County Agricultural Society – Kaczmarek

Wright County Area Transportation Advisory Council (WCAT) – Vetsch, Wetter

Wright County Community Action Council – Daleiden, Wetter

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