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Harris reflects on his years on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners

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Dakota County commissioner Joe Harris has seen plenty of changes in the communities he's served over the 30-plus years he's held the District 1 seat.


But that all comes to an end next week, as Harris has officially retired from the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. He'll be replaced in 2013 by incoming commissioner Mike Slavik.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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