Dennis Hegberg will chair Washington County Board

Commissioner Dennis Hegberg, District 1 of Forest Lake, was elected to serve as chair of the Washington County Board  for the coming year during the board’s meeting on Tuesday in Stillwater. Commissioner Lisa Weik, District 5, will serve as vice chair . The board set the meeting schedule and location for the coming year. The board will meet the first four Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at the Government Center in Stillwater. The board also has the option of meeting at other times and locations during the year, if it is in the interest of the county, or if an evening meeting would allow access by residents or interested parties. Also, meeting as the Washington County Regional Rail Authority Jan. 3, the authority named Commissioner Weik as the rail authority chair and Commissioner Hegberg  as  vice chair.  Commissioners also discussed their own appointments to internal and metropolitan-wide committees, commissions, and joint powers boards for 2012.