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District 2 County Commissioner

Joe Gould

1621 Birch Lane NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

City of Bemidji - Ward 1
City of Bemidji - Ward 2
City of Bemidji - Ward 4

Joe Gould is a high school social studies teacher at Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools. He graduated from Greenway High School and Bemidji State University and holds multiple degrees, including a master’s in public administration. Before teaching full-time, Joe was a legislative staff member at the Minnesota House of Representatives for the Education Finance Committee where he worked on many issues facing greater Minnesota, including lobbying for rural school districts and afterschool programs. He has been a City Council Member in La Prairie, MN, volunteered on several political campaigns, and served on the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission. Joe served on the Bemidji Area Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors. He has been a Bemidji resident for eleven years. He and his wife Gwenia, enjoy hunting, fishing, supporting BSU hockey and spending time with their cocker spaniel Coya.

Committee Appointments

  • Alternate on any Committee, Board or Commission
  • Association of Minnesota Counties
    (including the Environmental & Natural Resource Policy Committee)
  • Beltrami HRA
  • BiCAP
  • Greater Bemidji (Alternate)
  • Hope House Board
  • Jail Sub-Committee - Programming
  • Joint Powers Natural Resource Board
  • Kitchigami Regional Library Board
  • Land Review Committee
  • Law Library Board
  • Northern Lights Library Board
  • Northwest Juvenile Center Board
  • Opioid Settlement Committee
  • State Community Health Services (SCHAC) Advisory Committee

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