Blue Earth County is seeking letters of interest in an effort to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy in the County Commissioner District 1 seat formerly held by Colleen Landkamer.

The process for filling a vacancy in the office of County Commissioner is defined in MN Statute (M.S.) 375.101. Since this vacancy is within one year of the end of the commissioner’s term, M.S. 375.101 Subdivision 4 provides options for the County Board in terms of filling the vacancy. The County Board has the option to fill the vacancy via appointment until the General Election in November.

A public hearing was held on April 19th to allow the public an opportunity to provide input on the qualifications of prospective appointees to fill the vacancy.  As a results, the County Board seeks individuals who are interested in county government and its operations. The individual should be able to devote the time required to successfully represent the residents of District 1, including attendance at bi-weekly board meetings and at assigned county and regional boards, committees and commissions.

Letters of interest will be accepted by the County Administrator’s office until Monday, May 9, 2022.  Individuals wishing to complete a letter of interest should visit the County’s website ( or call Blue Earth County Administration at 507-304-4491.  After May 9, the County Board will review the letters of interest received and may interview interested individuals.

For more information, contact Blue Earth County Administration at 507-304-4150.