County Board

2017 Commissioners
Paul Wright    Doug Krueger     Joe Nagel    Ron Shimanski    Rich Pohlmeier

Ron Shimanski
1st District
23808 Jet Avenue 
Silver Lake, MN 55381 
Term of Office expires in January  2021

Doug Krueger, Vice-Chair
2nd District
9525 County Road 2
Glencoe, MN 55336
Term of Office expires in January  2023

Paul Wright
3rd District
15215 County Road 7
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Term of Office expires in January 2021

Rich Pohlmeier
4th District
207 1st Ave S
Brownton, MN 55312
Term of Office expires in January  2021

Joe Nagel, Chair
5th District
20849 196th Road
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Term of Office expires in January 2023


There is one regular meeting of the board each year which is established by law. It is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January.

If you are interested in viewing the Board Meetings, check your local listings for dates and times and follow link below.

In order that the County Commissioners can properly accomplish all county business, the County Commissioner meetings have been set for the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The Social Service Board Meeting is conducted on the afternoon of the first Tuesday after the third Monday.

Other duties of the County Board include:

Approve recommendations and expenditures of McLeod County Planning Commission.
Appoint Highway Engineer, Veterans Service Officer, County Assessor, Zoning Administrator and Building Official.
Authorize all highway and bridge construction, including maintenance and purchase of equipment with the Highway Engineer.
Award contracts for all highway construction and purchase of equipment by advertising for bids as required by statute.
Enter into agreement and contract with the State Highway Department on Federal Aid Road Construction.
Supervise county ditch proceedings and let contracts for ditch construction. Ditch contracts are awarded by the County Auditor and the Chairman of the Board upon the Board's approval. The Board is also charged with the responsibility to keep all county ditches in repair.
The Board acts as a Board of Appeal and Equalization to equalize assessment of real and personal property which were made by local assessors.
Approve homestead and tax relief applications.

The above is not a complete list of the duties of the board. Many problems are brought before the board even though they are not always a problem which can be resolved by them. All citizens and delegations are welcome to attend the open public meetings of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners.

McLeod County is divided into five commissioner districts as follows: