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Lake County Commissioners & County Administrator

The Lake County Board of Commissioners is comprised of five elected commissioners, serving staggered terms. The Commissioners oversee the operation and cost of services provided to communities and the residents of Lake County.

The Lake County Board of Commissioners' meeting schedule is set annually at the Organizational Meeting each January. Meetings are held on the first, second, and fourth Tuesday of each month, in the Split Rock River Room on the main floor of the Lake County Service Center, 616 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, Minnesota. Meetings of the Committee-of-the-Whole are held on the third Tuesday of each month, times and locations vary.  Please see the County Board Meeting schedule for details. County Board meetings are open meetings. The public is welcome and invited to attend.   

District 1 County Commissioner Pete Walsh (Term expires January 2, 2023)

6507 Highway 1, PO Box 584
Finland, MN  55603
Home: 218-353-7680
Cell Phone: 218-226-8464

District 2 County Commissioner Derrick L. (Rick) Goutermont (Term expires January 4, 2021)
20 Marks Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Home: (218) 226-4982
Work: (218) 226-6047 
Cell Phone: (218) 220-0425 

District 3 County Commissioner Richard C. (Rick) Hogenson  (Term expires January 4, 2021)
328 3rd Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Cell Phone: (218) 830-1074

District 4 County Commissioner Jeremy M. Hurd - Vice-Chair 2019   (Term expires January 2, 2023)
1014 Isackson Rd.
Two Harbors, MN  55616
Cell Phone: (218) 341-8628 

District 5 County Commissioner Rich Sve - Board Chair 2019   (Term expires January 4, 2021)
3648 Highway 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Cell Phone: (218) 343-6153

County Administrator Matthew Huddleston
Toll-free: 1-800-450-8832.  Press Option 8 for the Commissioners' Office.
Phone: (218) 834-8320 
Fax: (218) 834-8360

Mailing address:
Lake County Board of Commissioners
Lake County Service Center
616 Third Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616 

Laurel Buchanan, Clerk of the Board of Commissioners
Lake County Service Center
Office of the County Administrator
616 Third Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: (218) 834-8320 

For board inquiries:

The Lake County Commissioner District Map may help you locate your Commissioner District from the five Commissioner Districts in the County of Lake, Minnesota. 
Lake County Commissioner District Map  

However, sometimes it is difficult to tell where a precise location is in those map boundaries. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, Elections & Voting section, has a Polling Place Finder. You may use this tool to find your polling place (where you vote, map & directions), districts for your precinct, “Candidates on My Ballot” (candidates and questions on the ballot at your next election, when available). Here is the link.

From there you may look up your specific address. Options include “Find by Zip Code” and “Search by County.” Next, enter your house number. Select your street from a drop-down list. Once you have completed these steps, your results will include the following Districts for your address: Congressional, Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House, County Commissioner, Judicial, Park, Soil and Water Conservation, School and County. Your results will include County Commissioner District: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.