County Board of Commissioners

2023 County Board of Commissioners


The County Board meetings are held:

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • 7:00 p.m. Citizen’s Forum
  • In the Board Room (Suite 160A) in the lower level of the Government Center

In May 2016 we began broadcasting online County Board Meetings as they are occurring. No decision has been made to permanently broadcast County Board meetings online. You are able to watch the County Board Meetings by clicking on the link to LIVE BROADCAST. NOTE: This will only WORK if we are broadcasting a Live Video of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | All Agendas and Minutes


The 5 member County Board serves as the chief legislative and policy making body of the county. Members are elected from geographic districts and serve staggered 4 year terms. While no minimum education or prior experience is required for becoming a county commissioner, individual backgrounds and personalities can enhance the effectiveness of county commissioners.

  • Jim Swenson, District #1; (Term = January 3, 2023 to 12/31/2026)
  • Rick Greene, District #2; (Term = January 3, 2023 to 12/31/2026)
  • Marlys Dunne, District #3; Vice Chair, (Term = January 3, 2023 to 12/31/2026)
  • Ben Montzka, District #4; Chair, (Term = January 3, 2023 to 12/31/2024)
  • Dan Dahlberg, District #5; (Term = December 7, 2022 to 12/31/2024)

If you’re unsure which district you’re in, this Commissioner Districts Map - Adopted 04/13/2022 (PDF) may help.

County Board Terms Beginning January 2023


Length of TermYears of Term
District #14 years2023 - 2026
District #24 years2023 - 2026
District #34 years2023 - 2026
District #42 years2023 - 2024
District #52 years2023 - 2024


County Commissioners oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly.

County Commissioners spend a lot of time working with and representing people. They attend regular meetings of the County Board as well as meetings of County Board subcommittees and county-related boards and commissions.

They represent county concerns before local, state and national boards and commissions, including School Board, City Councils, Township Boards, and State/Federal Offices. County Commissioners also work with constituents and respond to constituent concerns.


Redistricting was approved by the County Board via Resolution No. 22/0413-1 (PDF). Effective for the 2022 election for the term beginning the first Monday in January 2023.

MAP: Chisago County Commissioner Districts - Adopted: 04/13/2022 (PDF)
MAP: Chisago County with Congressional and Legislative Districts (PDF)