Weik to chair Washington County board

The Washington County Board of Commissioners began 2013 by taking action Jan. 8 to do County Board business that will affect the remainder of the year.

Commissioner Lisa Weik, District 5, was elected to serve as the Board Chair for the coming year. Commissioner Autumn Lehrke, District 4, will serve as Vice Chair for 2013.

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 chair can call an evening meeting when necessary to conduct business or to allow for evening access by residents or interested parties.

The commissioners also made their own appointments to internal and metropolitan-wide committees, commissions, and Joint Powers Boards for 2013.