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Elected committees

The board elected the supervisors to the following committees:

Agriculture & Extension Education

(five members) – Dan Puhrmann, Dean Bergseng, Kosin, Lorentz, Pittman. Kris Sampson declined a nomination.

Finance & Personnel (includes chair, vice-chair, plus five members) – Aubart, Kahlow, Sampson, Scott Bjork, Jim Ashbach, Rodney Gilles, Kosin.

Highway (five members) – Gulbranson, Ashbach, Bergseng, Dale Auckland, Kosin.

Human Services (five county board members, two citizens) – Lynn Paatalo and Gilles were elected to the two twoyear terms; Kahlow and Ben Plunkett were elected to fill the two three-year terms; Gulbranson is already on the committee; Stephanie Stark will serve in the two-year citizen term, while Bonnie Jones-Witthuhn will fill the three-year citizen term.

Land Management (three county board members for two-year terms, two citizens for three-year terms) – Gulbranson, Aubart and Puhrmann; citizens Dr. Eric Sanden and Joe Fetzer.

Law Enforcement (five county board members) – Auckland, Bjork, Aubart, Plunkett, Pittman.

Hoven, Andy Pichotta, Dave Murphy, Steve Albarado, Louie Filkins Loss Control: Gulbranson Parks / Shooting Range: Sampson, Bjork, Gilles, Pittman

Pierce County Economic Development: Sampson Resource Conservation and Development Corp: Mel Pittman Revolving Loan Fund: Bjork, Kosin, Raynee Farrell, Jens Loberg, Jason Matthys Veterans’ Service Committee:

Bergseng, Mathison, Pittman

West Cap: Paatalo Workforce Development: Plunkett

Appointed committees

The following committee members are appointed by the county board chair.

ADRC Governing Board: Paatalo and Mathison to a two-year term. Also, Nelson Brown and Ruth Wood each to a three-year term as citizen members.

Board of Health: Ashbach, Aubart, Paatalo, Gilles and Gulbranson to a twoyear term. Also, Peter Carr and Sharon Schulze each to a three-year term as citizen members.

Solid Waste Management Board: Kosin and Aubart to serve a three-year term with two years remaining through April 16, 2024. Also, Bjork to a three-year term.

Building: Ashbach, Auckland, Bjork, Kahlow, Kosin

Fair: Ashbach, Bergseng, Kosin, Puhrmann, Sampson

Indianhead Federated Library Rep:

Lorentz

Industrial Development: Kahlow, Petersen, Sampson

Information Services: Kahlow, Petersen, Sampson; Paula Lugar (citizen member)

Land Conservation: Bergseng, Puhrmann, Kosin, Lorentz, Pittman

Land Information Council: Puhrmann, Julie Hines, Kathy Fuchs, Angela Hoven, Andy Pichotta, Dave Murphy, Steve Albarado, Louie Filkins Loss Control: Gulbranson Parks / Shooting Range: Sampson, Bjork, Gilles, Pittman

Pierce County Economic Development: Sampson Resource Conservation and Development Corp: Mel Pittman Revolving Loan Fund: Bjork, Kosin, Raynee Farrell, Jens Loberg, Jason Matthys Veterans’ Service Committee:

Bergseng, Mathison, Pittman

West Cap: Paatalo Workforce Development: Plunkett

April 26, 2022