Mandy Meisner

Board of Commissioners
Title: District 7 Commissioner
Phone: Cell: 763-204-0550; Office: 763-324-4717
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Mandy Meisner

Anoka County Government Center

2100 Third Ave.

Anoka, MN 55303-5024

Commissioner Meisner is serving her first term on the Anoka County Board of Commissioners. She represents the cities of Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, and a portion of Spring Lake Park.

Commissioner Meisner split her childhood between the small town of Cloquet and the Twin Cities suburb of Oakdale. She graduated from the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. After high school, she went on to the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. She is employed part-time as a communications and outreach specialist for the Jill Brown PR firm, a woman owned and women led business.

Commissioner Meisner has lived in Fridley for over 20 years and has two children. 

Commissioner Meisner has a community service background and uses this experience in her work on the board. She serves on the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board; serves on the leadership development committee for SACA Foodshelf in Columbia Heights, is a trained volunteer for the women’s shelter at Alexandra House, a domestic violence shelter and resource center in Blaine; sits on the Fridley and Columbia Heights Police Community Advisory Councils.  Past work has included; volunteered for the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Fridley; and she’s participated in programs and fundraising events for the Banfill Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley.

Commissioner Meisner represents the most diverse district in Anoka County and believes a successful county commissioner is accessible, approachable, knows the communities they serve, and is someone who can build bridges to solve problems. She has chosen to serve the citizens of Anoka County on the Board of Commissioners because she is deeply invested in community service, and she views her role on the County Board as an important opportunity to serve Anoka County citizens.

One of the key issues Commissioner Meisner wants to focus on during her time in office is promoting jobs in the trades. She notes there is a lack of skilled tradespeople in Anoka County and across the state, and this is a field of employment that has plenty of interesting, well-paying career opportunities that are waiting to be filled. Another primary issue important to Commissioner Meisner is to increase awareness and resources for people facing mental health and addiction issues. She has also been an advocate for women’s issues — she supports having more women in the business community and in politics.

When Commissioner Meisner has some down time, she enjoys cooking for her family, taking ballet classes, freelance writing for various outlets — including the Minnesota Orchestra — and reading.

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