Board of Commissioners FAQ

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If you are a resident of Pope County, you are represented by one of the five elected Commissioners, one for each commission district in the County. Please visit the County Board of Commissioners page on this site to see a list of all Commissioners and who represents your district. Contact information can be found there as well for all Commissioners.

In Pope County, the Board of County Commissioners generally meets in regular session on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9:00am, at the Board Room on the second floor of the historic Courthouse at 130 Minnesota Ave. East, Glenwood, Minnesota. The Board also generally holds a Committee of the Whole work session each second Tuesday of the month at the same time and location.

You can find contact information for the County Commissioners on this page or in the contact section for this department. You can also direct your inquiry to the County Coordinator's Office.  If the reason for your inquiry is related to another County department's or office's duties or activities, and you have not yet raised it with that department or office, you may find contact information for each in the County directory here.

Most County departments and offices are located at the historic Courthouse, at 130 Minnesota Ave. East, Glenwood, Minnesota. The major exceptions are that the Human Services Department is housed along with the local office of Horizon Public Health at 211 Minnesota Ave. East, Glenwood, Minnesota, and the Highway Department is located at 16139 State Hwy 29, Glenwood, Minnesota. You may click each address on their agency or office pages for mapping to each location or visit our GIS section for maps to these locations.

Generally, County hours are Monday through Friday each week from 8:00am to 4:30pm. These normal hours may vary at times based on seasonal or holiday schedules, scheduling conflicts, or if there is a severe weather event or other emergency that warrants closure. You can see a list of the holiday closures on the main Frequency Asked Questions page.

Pope County has been fortunate to be able to partner with surrounding counties on many of these functions either by contract or by the formation of what's called a "Joint Powers" organization.  Our County Commissioners often serve as Board members or committee appointees for these various groups. Horizon Public Health, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste, and Rainbow Rider are just a few of these examples. Click the links to those agencies in this section to visit these sites, and to visit other critical County partnerships, look under "Local Area Links" on our main County page.