The Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution, on June 21, 2022, appointing Juliann Wiersma to fill the Commissioner District 1 vacancy formerly held by Colleen Landkamer.
The process for filling a vacancy in the office of County Commissioner is defined in MN Statute (M.S.) 375.101. Since the vacancy is within one year of the end of the commissioner’s term, M.S. 375.101 Subdivision 4 provides options for the County Board in terms of filling the vacancy. The appointment will be in place until the General Election in November.
“I think we all have a responsibility as citizens to participate in democratic activities”, states Wiersma, “I think this is unique and possible with the continued participation of passionate, democratic minded citizens.”
Wiersma will be administered the oath of office prior to the next Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for July 12, 2022.