Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie was appointed to the Minnesota County Attorneys Association (MCAA) Board of Directors at the March 21 meeting.
The Minnesota County Attorneys Association is the statewide professional association for all elected 87 county attorneys and their assistants of more than 800 attorneys.
The association provides leadership on legal and public policy issues, fosters communication and cooperation among its members, and offers legal training to enhance professionalism among the county attorney offices.
Strandlie has served as the Cass County attorney for six years, but has been with the office for 13. During his career, he has prosecuted everything from speeding tickets to first-degree murder. His office plays a role in referring violators to the Cass County/Leech Lake Wellness Court, the first joint state and tribal jurisdiction drug court in the country. Aside from his work as Cass County attorney, Strandlie is active in his community where he’s been a volunteer firefighter for 18 years, and he serves as a director, coach and Zamboni driver for Walker Youth Hockey. He also has served on the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Board and the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has been involved with ongoing efforts to raise awareness and reduce incidents of domestic violence in Cass County.
Strandlie serves on several MCAA committees including: Criminal Law, where he is co-chair of the committee, and also the Indian Law and Diversity Committees.