CURRENT VACANCIES

Chisago County is seeking interested citizens for appointment to the following Boards & Committees:

  • Citizen Review Panel Page (on-going vacancy)
  • Application for Appointment Form - Citizen Review Panel ONLY
  • Board of Adjustment & Appeals - District 3 & 5 Representatives
  • Extension Committee (University of MN) - District 1 & 3 Representative
  • HRA-EDA - District 5 Representative
  • Lake Improvement District (LID) - Area 1 & Area 5 (At Large) Board of Directors positions
  • Library Board At-Large Representative
  • Parks Board - District 3 Representative
  • Planning Commission - District 3 & 5 Representative
  • Water Plan Policy Team - At-Large Representative

Board of Adjustment & Appeals

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners  seeks two (2) applicants for appointment to the vacancies on the Chisago County Board of Adjustment. The positions are district specific appointments. The Board of Adjustment needs applicants from District 3, and 5. The Board of Adjustment has the following powers with respect to the Chisago County Zoning Ordinance; to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and hear requests for variances from the literal provisions of this Ordinance in instances where their strict enforcement would cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property under consideration.

Board members are appointed for a three year term. The appointments are for a full three-year term. The meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month in Room 131 of the Chisago County Government Center at 7:00 p.m. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available on our website via Application for Appointment Form or by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830. Information about the position is also available on our website via LINK to Board of Adjustment & Appeals Page and by contacting the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.

Citizen Review Panel (on-going)

Recruitment for participation on the Citizen Review Panel is on-going and open at all times. If you are interested in submitting an application for would like additional information on the work done by this committee please use the application for appointment form.

Citizen Review Panel Vacancies - Hands Up to Volunteer

Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District

There are no openings at this time.

East Central Regional Library

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) applicant for the appointment to the vacancy on the East Central Regional Library Committee. The position is an at-large appointment. The purpose of the Committee is to establish, strengthen and improve public library services by maintaining a regional public library system to be known as East Central Regional Library and by combining its operations with such existing public libraries is the said counties as may wish to join.

Board members are appointed for a three year term. The meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at 244 Birch St S, Cambridge, MN 55008. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Suite 170, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK to Library Board Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.

Extension Committee

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks two (2) applicants for appointment to vacancies on the Chisago County Extension Committee. The positions are district specific appointments. The Extension Committee needs applicants from District 1, and District 3.

The Extension Committee has three major areas of responsibility, as defined by state statute:

  1. Program development and evaluation. The committee develops an annual program of work in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Assist in identifying county needs and matching or empowering county or regional staff in meeting those needs through education programming.
  2. Personnel. The committee members often serve on the search and interview committees to recommend suitable, qualified persons for Extension Educator positions to the Extension Dean and Director or Extension. By state statute, Extension Educators are U of MN employees. The committee also provides yearly input to the Extension Director or supervisor regarding Extension Educator performance in development and delivery of the identified programs.
  3. Budget Development. The committee, working with Extension, prepares an annual budget of funds needed for the maintenance, support, and expenses of the County’s Extension work and submits it to the County Board for approval.

Board members are appointed for a three-year term. The meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday, every other month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office in North Branch located at: 38814 3rd Avenue, North Branch, MN 55056

Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877, and via LINK to Extension Committee Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxes to 651-213-8876.

Housing & Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA)

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks an applicant for appointment to a vacancy on the Chisago County Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA). The position is a district specific appointment. The HRA-EDA needs an applicant from District #5. The purpose of the HRA-EDA is to improve the commercial and industrial tax base within the county with an emphasis on assisting our existing businesses, and marketing the County for new business development opportunities and to promote and maintain a high quality of life in Chisago County be encouraging affordable housing development and private investment through a collaborative effort with local units of government and other interested organizations in Chisago County.

The District 5 appointment will end on 12/31/2025. The meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the HRA-EDA Office in North Branch. Special meetings are also called if the need arises.

Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via Application for Appointment Form. Information about this position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 and on our website via LINK to HRA-EDA Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment by received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.

Lake Improvement District (LID)

The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District is accepting applications for candidates for the election of one (1) Area 5 and one (1) Area 7 (At Large) Board of Directors positions.

Lower St. Croix River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan - Policy Committee (1W1P)

There are no openings at this time.

Park Board

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) applicant for appointment to a vacancy on the Chisago County Park Board. The position is a district specific appointment. The Park Board needs an applicant from District 3. The purpose of the Park Board is to coordinate the County Parks Program relative to federal, state, county, and local planning efforts in order to produce the highest level of facilities and improve communications to minimize duplication of efforts.

Board members are appointed for a three year term. The meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Chisago County HRA-EDA Office in North Branch, which is located at 38871 7th Avenue, North Branch. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK to Parks Board Page.

The Board requests that Application for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.

Planning Commission

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks two (2) applicants for appointment to the Chisago County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission seeks District 3 and District 5 appointments. The Planning Commission's purpose is to promote the proper planning and development of Chisago County. The Planning Commission is established pursuant to Minnesota State Statute 394 and has the following duties and responsibilities.

This Board shall have the following powers with respect to the Chisago County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance:

  1. To adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep public record of its transactions, findings, and recommendation.
  2. To cooperate with the Zoning Administrator and other employees of the County in preparing and recommending to the Board for adoption, comprehensive plans and recommendations for plan execution in the form of official controls and other measures, and amendments thereto.
  3. To provide assistance to the County Board and Zoning Administrator in the administration of the zoning and subdivision ordinances and shall review, hold public hearings and make recommendation to the County Board.
  4. Such other duties as the County Board may request or prescribe.

Appointments are for three-year terms. The meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 131 of the Chisago County Government Center. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available on our website via Application for Appointment Form or by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830. Information about the position is available on our website via LINK to Planning Commission Page and from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.

Water Plan Policy Team

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) applicant for appointment to a vacancy on the Chisago County Water Plan Policy Team. The position is an at-large appointment, which will end 1/1/2024. The purpose of the Chisago County Water Plan Policy Team is to advise the County's Local Water Resource Manager on implementation of the goals, objectives and action items contained in the County Water Plan. They oversee funding decisions to accomplish projects that protect the water quality of the county. They also actively participate in projects undertaken trough the Water Plan, such as the 5 year update, well water testing events and the Chisago County Children's Water Festival.

The five citizen at-large members are appointed to 3 year terms by the County Board of Commissioners. The meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in North Branch the 2nd Monday in the following months: January, March, May, July, September, and November. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main St, Room 175, Center City, MN 5012. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK to Water Plan Policy Team Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 7, 2021 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Applications for Appointment may also be faxed to 651-213-8876.