Build relationships between civic and community resources to grow a vibrant Anoka County Recognize and represent the changing diversity of Anoka County Promote the trades industries by elevating vocational training and career options

District 4

There are seven Anoka County Commissioners who represent the fourth largest county in the state. Commissioners address citizen concerns, and oversee federal and state requirements to ensure county operations and services  run smoothly. District 4 includes: Fridley, Columbia Heights, Hilltop and part of Spring Lake Park


I’ve received excellent training for this job with North Metro Mayors Association where I’ve been the Community Relations Manager for the past three years. The North Metro Mayors is a civic non-profit of 15 cities and 20 community partners.   Through this work, I have intimately learned about city operations, policy creation, and how to effectively work through legislation to get things done.

Experience and Community Engagement

Mandy is known for contributing to her community. For a decade she has worked on projects to improve and build our county. Her experience with the North Metro Mayors Association, a civic non-profit comprised of 15 cities and 20 community partners, allows her to listen to the needs and goals of our area from diverse perspectives. She has helped to raise significant funds for mental health and addiction services, educational services, Springbrook Nature Center, SACA Food Shelf, and the arts.

Vibrant. Collaborative. Inclusive.

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Mayor Donna Schmitt

Mayor Donna Schmitt

Mayor of Columbia Heights

“With Commissioner Jim Kordiak not running for re-election, this is the first time in 64 years there will not be a Kordiak name on the ballot for 4th District. The primary narrowed the names down to two people. I am endorsing Mandy Meisner for County Commissioner.

I originally met Mandy through the local chamber meetings. I have visited with her at many other events and talked with Fridley Mayor, Scott Lund and agree that Mandy is a great choice. Mandy has demonstrated the ability to work with the school district, supported local businesses, and been a great resource for the cities of Fridley and Columbia Heights. She is very knowledgeable and comes in with a fresh approach to this position. I look forward to working with her on future projects.“

– Columbia Heights Mayor Donna Schmitt

Experience matters:

  • Twin Cities North Chamber – Public Policy Committee member
  • MetroNorth Chamber – Working With Women at Rasmussen College, Co-Chair and committee member
  • MetroNorth Chamber – Gala Committee, Golf Fundraiser Committee
  • Alexandra House – Hope Gala Committee, volunteer at the women’s shelter
  • Mercy Hospital Foundation –  Board member, Grant Review Committee member, Crystal Ball Committee member
  • Headshots for the Homeless (Stepping Stone Emergency Housing) –  volunteer
  • Fridley TRIP – Co-Founder, middle school liason, raised over $15,000, started a scholarship fund for future students
  • Fridley Police Community Advisory Group – invited member
  • Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health – Founded and co-directed “Dancing With Our Local Stars” and “Anoka County’s Got Talent” fundraiser, raising over $15,000
  • Fridley 49er Days – Event Committee, founder of the Pie Baking Contest
  • Our Young Addicts –  guest blogger, built the partnership with OYA and Allina
  • SACA Hops for Hunger –  event committee member 
  • Springbrook Nature Center Foundation – event volunteer, fundraising committee
  • The Minnesota Orchestra – guest blogger
  • nMotion Center for the Performing Arts –  volunteer
  • Lupus Research Foundation –  consultant
  • Anoka Historical Society –  consultant
  • Twin West Chamber –  member