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Forss announces candidacy for Morrison County Board

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Chuck Forss announced he will seek the Morrison County Board seat for District 1 as incumbent Tom Wenzel retires.

Forss, who is the Morrison County geographic information systems manager, announced he will retire from his county position this year and seek the county commissioner’s seat. District 1 includes the cities of Randall, Motley, Little Falls (Ward 3) and townships of Motley, Scandia Valley, Rosing, Cushing, Darling and Green Prairie.

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Forss is a Vietnam Vet and served in the U.S. during the first Iraq war. He retired as a chief warrant officer after serving 28 years in the military, 20 of those on active duty working for the National Guard. He was employed by Morrison County as the land use-water planner and acted as the lead on several projects including the county’s comprehensive land use plan, trails plan, hazard mitigation plan, water plan, land use ordinance and the land records modernization effort. He also coordinated the development of lake improvement districts to fund and plan projects including the treatment of aquatic invasive species in the area lakes.

Forss served on the Little Falls City Planning Commission from 1986 until 1998 where he received the Governor’s Quality Service Award. He was then hired by the city as the marketing director/elderhostel coordinator for the Linden Hill Conference and Retreat Center. Forss is currently the past president of the Little Falls Kiwanis Club, secretary of the Morrison County Food Shelf Board, serves on the Tri-Parish and Parish Council at St. Mary’s Church in Little Falls. He also works with the Morrison County Relay for Life Corporate Fundraising Committee, for the sixth year. He is married with two children and six grandchildren and has lived in Morrison County since 1985.

“My experience in government and my desire to act as a public servant will provide citizens of the district and the county a leader they can count on,” Forss said in a news release. “We need to maintain the excellent roads and infrastructure in the county, provide needed services to the residents and continue to maintain well-balanced budgets in a very difficult economic time. I look forward to working with the residents and the state to bring about fair, accurate and equitable property valuations.”

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