County Commissioner, District 3 - Doug Erikson
PO Box 516
Bird Island MN 55310
I have been a Renville County resident my entire life, committed to making our communities stronger and healthier. My wife Brenda and I have lived in Bird Island since 1978 where we raised our daughter and two sons. We are now the proud grandparents of three wonderful grandchildren.
As a commissioner, I want to focus on the things that impact our people the most: strong education systems, well-paying jobs, and community amenities. I served on the Facilities Committee when the BOLD School District consolidated, ensuring students had smooth transitions to stronger academic programs. I also fundraised for a variety of youth programs, many with Our Savior's Lutheran Church. I also coached 212 baseball for 14 years.
I have been employed at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative for more than 40 years, and I strive to provide growth opportunities for our current and future employees. In our community, I have served on the Bird Island Fire Department, the Bird Island First Responders, the Olivia Golf Club Board of Directors, and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. Most recently, I served as the mayor of Bird Island for two terms.
I take pride in Renville County, and I know together we can create communities that thrive and provide opportunities for the next generations.