mission of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners
1) Carry out the lawful duties delegated by the state
2) Provide the people of Otter Tail County with affordable, efficient government
3) Serve the people of Otter Tail County by striving to provide a quality of
life which affords people a healthy and safe work and recreation environment.
The county is divided into 5 districts with
one commissioner from each district. Each
commissioner is elected by the people in his/her
district, and serve four year terms.
This board is governed by state statutes which
require them to meet at the county seat for
the transaction of business on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January each year.
At its first session they elect a chairperson
and set regular meeting dates for the entire
year. Extra sessions are set as needed. The
commissioners are responsible for examining
and setting budget, policies and numerous
other county business.