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District 3 County Commissioner

Richard Anderson

7278 Lammers Road NW
Solway, MN 56678

City of Solway, City of Wilton

Townships: Bemidji, Buzzle, Eckles, Grant Valley, Jones, Lammers, Maple Ridge & Roosevelt

Richard has lived in Lammers Township most of his life—worked as a sixth grade teacher for one year in Minneapolis, spent 15 months with the 25th Infantry in Viet Nam, returning home to work for Bemidji School District as a teacher in Solway, Bemidji Middle School, and then as principal at Lincoln Elementary and finished his education career as principal of Bemidji High School, retiring in 2009.  He holds 3 degrees from Bemidji State University and a K-12 Administration License from UofM.  He was selected to BSU’s Professional Education Hall of Fame in 2016.  Richard was elected as District 3 County Commissioner in 2011.  He continues to farm 280 acres and works as a county commissioner.  He and his wife Vange have been married 47 years, had 5 children and now 8 grandchildren to love and appreciate.

Committee Appointments

  • Alternate on any Committee, Board or Commission
  • Association of Minnesota Counties
    (Including the Health & Human Services Policy Committee)
  • Behavior Health Community Collaborative
  • Beltrami Area Service Collaborative (BASC)
  • BiCAP (Alternate)
  • County Extension Committee
  • Ditch Committees
  • E-911 Committee
  • Fair Board (Alternate)
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Jail Steering Committee
  • Land Review Committee
  • Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging (Alternate)
  • Negotiations/Mediation
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Northwest Juvenile Center Board
  • Personnel Committee
  • PrimeHealth Board (Alternate)
  • PrimeWest Health System
  • Solid Waste Committee

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