Board of Ward County Commissioners


  • 9 a.m.
  • First and third Tuesday of each month
  • Commissioner’s Chambers
    225 Third St. SE
    Minot, ND 58701
If a meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the board meeting will be on the following Wednesday, or as scheduled by board motion. Special and emergency meetings to be designated in advance as needed.  

Appearing Before the Board

If you wish to appear before the commissioners and be placed on the agenda, please contact the Auditor / Treasurer’s Office at 701-857-6420 by noon, at least five business days prior to the meeting. 

Agendas & Minutes 

The agenda for each meeting will be posted five days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


The County Commission is the governing body of the county responsible for overseeing county activities and working to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly. To contact the commissioners, click here.
  • John Fjeldahl, Chairman
  • Jim Rostad, Vice Chairman
  • Howard "Bucky" Anderson, County Commissioner
  • Shelly Weppler, County Commissioner
  • John Pietsch, County Commissioner
      Past Chairmen

       Former Commissioners


  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the county
  • Reviewing all accounts and authorizing payments
  • Procuring civil actions in the name of the county
  • Buying and selling property for the county
  • Having charge of road construction and maintenance
  • Establishing voting precincts
  • Reviewing property assessments and levying county taxes
  • Approving county budgets
  • Appointing county officials and board members


Ward County commissioners are elected at large on a nonpartisan basis for staggered four-year terms.

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