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Opat returns as Hennepin County Board Chair; McDonough heads Ramsey County Board

The annual reorganizations of county boards brought a change in Ramsey County but no  change at the top for Hennepin.

Here’s a look at the leadership in the seven metro-area county boards:

Ramsey County: Commissioner Jim McDonough was elected chair. Commissioner Janice Rettman was re-elected vice chair.

Hennepin County: Commissioner Mike Opat was re-elected chair for the sixth consecutive year. Commissioner Jan Callison was elected vice chair.

Washington County: Commissioner Autumn Lehrke was elected chair; Commissioner Gary Kriesel, vice chair.

Anoka County: The board re-elected Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah to her fourth term as chair; Commissioner Scott Schulte, vice chair.

Scott County: Commissioner Tom Wolf was re-elected chair, and Commissioner Joe Wagner was reelected as vice chair.

Dakota County: Board members elected Commissioner Liz Workman as chair; vice chair, Commissioner Tom Egan.

Carver County: The board elected Commissioner Gayle Degler as chair and Commissioner Randy Maluchnik as vice chair.

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