Five people are elected as Mower County Commissioners, serving staggered four year terms. Commissioners work to provide services to people and communities while overseeing the cost of such services. The Mower County Board meets the first, second, and fourth Tuesday each month in the Board Room located in the Lower Level of the Mower County Government Center.  The first meeting of the month begins at 1:00 PM while the remaining begin with Human Services Board business at 8:30 AM with general business starting around 9:30 AM.

Mower County Commissioner Districts Map

1st District

The 1st District includes the following townships: Lansing, Red Rock, Udolpho, and Waltham.  The following Cities are in the first District: Brownsdale, Mapleview, Waltham, and the 1st ward, 1st Precinct of the City of Austin.

Commissioner Tim Gabrielson - Chair
23264 570th Ave, Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-2598

Term Expires: 1/2021

2nd District

The 2nd District includes the following townships: Adams, Bennington, Clayton, Dexter, Frankford, Grand Meadow, LeRoy, Lodi, Marshall, Pleasant Valley, Racine and Sargeant.  The following cities are in the 2nd District: Adams, Dexter, Elkton, Grand Meadow, LeRoy, Racine, Sargeant and Taopi.

Commissioner Polly Glynn
P.O. Box 301, Grand Meadow, MN 55936
(507) 269-4498

Term Expires: 1/2021

3rd District

The 3rd District includes the following townships: Austin, Lyle, Nevada and Windom.  The following cities are included in the 3rd District: Lyle, Rose Creek and the 2nd Ward, 2nd Precinct of the City of Austin.

Commissioner Jerry Reinartz
2101 6th Ave SW, Austin, MN  55912
(507) 219-2205

Term Expires: 1/2019

4th District

The 4th District includes all of the 3rd Ward of the City of Austin.

Commissioner Tony Bennett
2000 13th Ave NE, Austin, MN  55912
(507) 440-1203

Term Expires: 1/2019

5th District

The 5th District includes the 1st Ward, 2nd Precinct and the 2nd Ward 1st Precinct of the City of Austin.

Commissioner Mike Ankeny
102 22nd St. NW, Austin, MN  55912
(507) 433-4157

Term Expires: 1/2019

2017 Commissioner Committee Appointments

Board Agenda

The next meeting of the Mower County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, March 21, 2017.     Meeting Agenda

Notice - The commissioners have set an alternate schedule for the Board meetings in March.  The meetings are as follows:
Monday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Notice of Meetings

The following information is being provided in accordance with open meeting law.

Mower County Commissioners Invited to Attend Township Officers Association Spring Meeting  
Elkton Community Center Elkton, MN  - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017

Please note the Commissioners may be attending this meeting.  No action discussion will be taken on any county business at this time.

Mower County Commissioners Work Session  
March 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. -  Ballroom Conference room, Main Floor - 201 1st Street NE, Austin, MN     

PURPOSE: The Board will receive an informational overview on the recommendation of the Solid Waste Committee and Planning Commission in regard to the proposed rewrite of the County’s solid waste ordinance.   The information will include:
1 - Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) document in regarding solid waste;
2 - Draft rewrite of the Solid Waste Ordinance; and
3 - Proposed fee structure to support the ordinance.

Please note that this work session is informational/educational only.  No action discussion will be taken on any county business at this time.

Board Meeting Minutes

Mower County Board Meeting Minutes are offered in .pdf format.


January 3, 2017 February 7, 2017  
January 10, 2017    
January 24, 2017    

For Meeting Minutes for years 2004-2016, Click HERE for the Archive Page


Mower County Transportation Improvement Plan - March 2016

Government Center Remodel

Bid Tabulation - Bid Opening February 11, 2013
Asbestos Abatement - Bid Opening February 7, 2013

Justice Center Project

Bid Tabulation Abstract - Bid Opening March 4, 2009


Planning Commission & Board of Adjustment - Meeting Minutes Archive


Mower County Board of Commissioners
201 1st Street NE, Suite 9
Austin, MN  55912



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