Monday, January 14, 2019

Mandy (Wolf) Meisner '93 sworn in as Anoka County Commissioner

Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Perpich alum Mandy (Wolf) Meisner took the oath of office to become the newest Anoka County Commissioner. Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.
Meisner broke many barriers when she was sworn in: first woman to serve District 4 in Anoka County, first woman of color elected as Anoka County Commissioner, first person of color elected as Anoka County Commissioner, and she shares the distinction of first Asian-American county commissioner in Minnesota with Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando, who was also sworn in this week.
Of Perpich, Mandy said this: "My time and education at Perpich is singularly the most influential experience I’ve had that has shaped who I am today. [At Perpich] I received the ability to critically think and how to creatively problem solve." Meisner stated that those skills will serve her well as she starts this new journey as Anoka County Commissioner. "I'm a connector and a collaborator. Those are the kinds of people that should be in office; those who are willing to solve problems and make sure everyone has a seat at the table."

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