Rice County Board Selects Underdahl New Chairperson
Steve Underdahl was selected to be the Chairperson of the Rice County Board of Commissioners during their first meeting today of the new year.
Galen Malecha was chosen as Vice-Chair during the organizational meeting which lasted approximately 10 minutes in the Commissioner's Room of the Government Services Building in Faribault.
The selections were made after a formal swearing in ceremony was conducted in the same room with Judge Christine M. Long administering the oath of office.
Newly elected County Board member Gerald Hoisington was sworn in.
Sheriff Jesse Thomas also was sworn in.
Others sworn in were:
- Brian Mortenson, County Attorney
- Steve Underdahl, County Commissioner District 4
- Roger Bongers, District 3 Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor
- Richard Peterson, District 5 Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor
I asked Underdahl if he had any goals as the new Chair.
New Committee assignments were approved as listed in the Board Agenda Packet.
Pages 10 and 11 in the packet have the assignments listed.