November 2021

My goodness what a year it’s been!  We’ve all had a little of this, perhaps a lot of that, happen to us this past year.  I pray that you are in the best of health you can possibly be in and that your health stays positive. 

Like it or not, agree or disagree, this thing called Covid (and the fallout that has come with it) has changed a lot of things. Yes, changes, good and some not so good.  I know for me, as your Morrison County District 2 County Commissioner, the way business is conducted, in many ways has changed.  (I believe, in many cases for the good.)  As an example, as you know, I am involved Locally, Regionally, Statewide and in some cases Nationwide representing YOU and all of Morrison County.  I’m probably more involved, more engaged (since COVID started) and yet my mileage has shrunk in leaps and bounds.  The “new normal,” in many committee meetings, (representing YOU) is meeting “virtually”.  That might sound like a pain and at the start it was:  Lots of technology pains, but my goodness, today it works and it works well.  Meeting virtually saves hundreds of thousands of dollars by not traveling from County to County, City to City etc. for many committee meetings.  Who knows what is yet to come?

On a side note, I was picked to be on a nationwide committee dealing with “911 Fee Diversion”.  My role was representing Minnesota’s 87 Counties on this committee.  While Minnesota may not be a Fee Diverting State, this Working Group will no doubt bring changes to those states that have been diverting 911 fees.  This Committee/Working Group has now compiled what was learned and the FCC will be forwarding the results to Congress.  It was a great experience being a Morrison County Commissioner and being picked to serve on this committee. 

To date, we’ve had a beautiful fall, after a summer of pretty dry weather.  I wish each and every one a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving and Holiday Season.

Keeping Public Safety at the forefront, supporting OUR First Responders, First Response Teams and all of Law Enforcement.

As always, there are many ways of contacting me.  Please find my contact information at the end of this writing. 

Stay safe, and please keep smiling,

Jeff J

Jeffrey J. Jelinski

Commissioner, Morrison County, District 2

Cell:  320-630-7372

Email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us

Twitter:  @jeffreyjelinski

November 30, 2020

The election season is over (like it or not), Thanksgiving Day has passed, Christmas is coming, and 2021 is right around the corner.

Election:  Thank you District 2 voters for electing me to a third term as YOUR Morrison County Commissioner.  As I said in the beginning, I will do my best as I support you and continue to represent YOU, District 2 and all of Morrison County.  

I trust everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's wishing you a Blessed, and Merry Christmas.  2021 will be here before we know it. Happy New Year to one and all!

My contact information stays the same:

Email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us, Cell:  320-630-7372, and please feel free to follow me on Twitter.

Stay safe, Keep smilin :) 


September 2020

I last placed an update (newsletter) here in July.  I don’t know why, but July seems to have flown by, August came and went and here we are in September (October is sneaking up).  

I continue to ask for YOUR support during this ELECTION SEASON and thank you for your past (and continued) support.  I want you, (People of District 2) to know, I will  continue to do what you have elected me to do and that clearly is to Represent YOU, being YOUR VOICE in County Government.  

In July, due to COVID-19 I was up front and said I didn’t know what the campaign would look like with the pandemic, social distancing, masks etc., etc.  I mean this in every respect, to every voter and non-voter reading this.  If it was up to me, (DUE TO THE PANDEMIC) I wouldn’t be knocking on any doors.  As it is, I will be knocking on a door here and a door there, but because of COVID and my absolute respect to each and every one of you I will not be knocking on everyone’s door.  Please, it’s NOT that you’re not important, YOU ARE, and I know, due to COVID, I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.  I have included my contact information on this website.  I’m not that hard to get in contact with, and I welcome your calls.  Please know, if you leave me a message I will return a call to you.  

Again my contact information is:

Email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us, Cell:  320-630-7372, Website:  www.jeffreyjelinski.com, and you can always follow me on Twitter.

Thank you!  

Keep smilin,


July 2020


It continues to be an honor to serve you as YOUR District 2, Morrison County Commissioner.  I appreciate every moment of every day serving in this capacity.  If you’re wondering, the truth is, there have been, and always will be challenges.  The beautiful part of every challenge, like any event, is that there’s a starting point and an ending point.  Given the most recent challenge, COVID-19, which has been (and continues to be) a challenge, there is no doubt we will adapt, we will overcome.  I truly believe we have moved mountains these past (nearly) 8 years and Morrison County is still the best place to live.   

 To bring in a little history, I took the Oath of Office in January of 2013 and have been your District 2 Commissioner ever since.  This year I am faced with a challenger for the position I hold very dearly.  I will once again ask for YOUR support in November.  Many of you may recall conversations when I knocked on your door, or anytime, when I stated, as YOUR District 2 Commissioner, this would be MY JOB, my only job and I would represent you to the very best of my ability!   I believe I’ve done just that and this is MY ONLY JOB.  Not that there haven’t been hiccups, road blocks, hills to climb and plenty of challenges, but I love what I do and very much wish to continue as your Commissioner. 

I am proud to work with 4 other Commissioners who truly have your “best” interests in mind, keeping Morrison County their number one agenda.  That being said, we talk, we agree, we disagree.  It is through conversation that I truly believe the best outcomes are brought to the forefront and we keep moving forward, striving to be the best we can be.

There will be no primary election for YOUR District 2, Morrison County Commissioner, simply the General Election on November 3, 2020.  Given we are under COVID 19, at this time I’m not sure what this will mean for campaigning.  Please know that I am available for questions, concerns, issues, and conversations as I have been since being elected.  I’m here, we may not always agree, but I will listen.  Again, I ask for your continued support on November 3!

Stay safe and always keep smiling,

Jeffrey J. (Jeff) Jelinski


Morrison County

Home. 320-632-3435, Cell.  320-630-7372, email: jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us


Twitter:  @JeffreyJelinski 

Facebook:  Jeff Jelinski

October 2019

Whew, it’s been some time since I have updated my HELLO page.  Well, it’s time to update and assure you and everyone that I’m here (just haven’t updated this cover page).

Many are aware of the Morrison County Courthouse Renovation Project.  It was a long, long time in planning (a long time) but as I see the project come together I am thrilled how things are turning out and coming together.  The County Board, and the County Board before this Board, put a lot of time and thought into this project.  There is no doubt in my mind this should bring us up to date for a minimum of 20 years (probably longer).  That being said, this renovation project did not, and does not, take into account work that will need to be done in and on the “Historic Courthouse” which I’m sure will have to be addressed sooner than later.  Feel free to stop at YOUR Government Center (Courthouse) and check it out!

All Commissioners sit on a host of different committees.  I am honored to sit on many Public Safety related committees locally, regionally and statewide.  January 2019 I was honored to be nominated and elected as Chair of the Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board (CMESB).  Also, in January 2019, I was honored to accept the appointment by the Association of Minnesota Counties to be the “Out-state Representative on the SECB”.  The Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB) lost their Vice Chair and on March 28, 2019 I was, nominated and elected Vice Chair of the SECB.  I continue to be, and will, continue to be very active in these committees and all other committees I am assigned.  This is my job, and I believe “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”  In other words, I’m involved and I will continue to be involved in ALL my committee assignments.

With October being half gone, Halloween is right around the corner.  Before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.  The New Year will prove to be an interesting one, I’m sure, as it is an Election Year. 

In the event our paths don’t cross between now and then, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a most Happy Thanksgiving, a Blessed, and Merry Christmas, and a most Happy (2020) New Year.

Stay safe and as always, keep smiling!


Jeffrey J. Jelinski

Morrison County Commissioner

District 2

Cell:  320-630-7372

Home:  320-632-3435

Email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us

Twitter:  @JeffreyJelinski

Facebook:  Jeff Jelinski

November 2018

Yesterday was Election Day, what was referred to as The Mid-Term elections.  Federal, State, County, City, and School Boards held elections.  Yes, Democrat, Republican, Independent and others, WE all had the opportunity to vote and many, many, many of us did just that, we got out and voted.  Thank YOU for voting.  Congratulations to all those who won.  Now the work starts.  It’s NOT all fun and games.  There is a lot of work to do.  I wish you all the best, now, roll up your sleeves and get to work!  Win, lose, or draw, thank you for your service!

Thanksgiving Day is just a couple weeks away.  There are, and will be, several Thanksgiving Day events taking place right here in Morrison County.  One event I will be participating in is the Thanksgiving Day meal held at the Little Falls Community High School.  I invite you and anyone that is alone or simply wants to celebrate one of the true meanings of Thanksgiving, “community,” to join me and many of your friends and neighbors at the Thanksgiving Day meal.  I wish each and every one of you, District 2 residents, Morrison County residents, and anyone reading this, a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

A quick update on the building renovation project at YOUR Government Center.  The middle building (70’s building) is pretty much completed.  “Land Services”, (Planning and Zoning), Auditor, Treasurer, and Recorder are all housed on the second floor (UL).  Keeping up with ADA requirements, bathrooms have been added to the second floor, too.  The Lower Level (LL) houses Community Corrections, along with the IT Department.  This was the first phase in construction and looks wonderful.  Construction continues, with work now being focused in the Garden Level (basement of the ‘90’s building).  This is a long project and I thank everyone for your support during the renovation and updating phase of YOUR Government Center.

Looking out the window this morning we have our first snow of the season.  I have no idea if the snow will stay, but of course snow, means winter, and the talk of Christmas, which is right around the corner.  I wish each and every one of you a most happy and blessed Christmas Season and here’s looking forward to a most healthy and happy 2019.  

Jeff Jelinski

Morrison County Commissioner

District 2

Cell:  320-630-7372

Home:  320-632-3435

Email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us

Twitter:  @jeffreyjelinski

Facebook:  Jeff Jelinski

February 2018

Another below zero morning with thoughts of warmer days ahead!  Yes, it has been a pretty cold winter season (so far) with not very much snow (so far).  But this is Morrison County, this is Minnesota, this is winter and one never knows:  Below zero one day, above normal the next, chance of snow or who knows.  What is certain:  Spring is coming and tomorrow is another day.

County Government, OUR County Government is off and running and all is good.  Like anything, there are issues here and issues there but for all practical purposes, OUR County (Morrison) Government is in good shape.  If you’ve stopped at the Government Center lately you may have noticed there is a renovation underway.  This renovation will probably last for the next year, year and a half, maybe two years.  The end result is to serve you (all of US) better for years to come. 

January 2018, the start of the New Year brought a couple of changes to your County Board.  I was elected to serve as YOUR Chair of the County Board.  Commissioner Randy Winscher was elected as Vice Chair.  Further, I was re-elected Vice Chair of the Central MN (CM) Emergency Services Board (ESB) and Vice Chair of the Central MN ESB Executive Committee.  The ESB (Central Region) deals with “Public Safety Communications”, from Next Generation 9-1-1 to Radio Communications  to Text to 9-1-1 and most anything in between.  The ESB, Central Region includes 19 counties and the City of St. Cloud.  I am YOUR voice on this board.  The ESB is an important cog in the wheel where our public safety comes in to play.    

Most (not necessarily all) of my Commissioner Committees are Public Safety related.  Given my background in Public Safety, these committees fit wonderfully for me so YOUR voice is heard locally, regionally, and statewide.

I will continue to represent YOU, the residents of Morrison County, District 2 and all of Morrison County today and every day.  I’m not hard to find.  If you need me or want to talk to me, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you!  Keep smiling.  May God Bless you, Morrison County, and may God Bless the United States of America!


Jeff Jelinski, Morrison County Commissioner, District 2, 

320-630-7372 (Cell), 320-632-3435(Home), jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us (email), follow me on Twitter and or Facebook too.

Witamy – Welcome

June 2017

Wow, over half of 2017 is gone and my friends, summer is here, or it was, or is it coming?  Minnesota:  Where it’s in the 90’s one day and 60’s the next.  Ya gotta love it!

Well, with half the year in, it’s just about time for our first round of budget hearings (usually not the most popular time of the year).  No one wants a tax increase, yet we all want good roads and somehow we have to fill the gaps left by the State/Federal Government creating new, unfunded mandates (laws) that eventually trickle down to Counties to enforce. Oh yes, and we all want the services we depend on (daily) to be there when needed.  It does get to be a tough balancing act but somehow, someway, we will get there.

As always, if you ever want to get in contact with me please feel free to call, text, email, tweet or simply stop by and say hi.  I’m usually pretty easy to get in contact with and if you leave me a voicemail, I will get back to you. 

Stay safe, be safe and always keep smiling J

Jeffrey J. Jelinski, Morrison County Commissioner, District 2, 320-630-7372, email:  jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us.

February 2017

As I write this update I’m reminded, the Holiday Season has come and gone, we’ve had rain, snow, ice, -25 (below zero) temps and now at +2 (above zero this morning) the weather folks have once again said:  S-N-O-W is on the way.  Okay, that’s what Mother Nature has given us and we shall see what is to come.  *Every day is one day closer to Spring.

By now your County Government is in full swing for 2017.  Committee assignments have been issued and its business as usual, well, sort of, if there is such a thing as usual.  Many of my committees continue to be Law Enforcement/Public Safety Communications/First Responder/EMS related. 

In January I was elected Vice Chair of the Central Minnesota (CM) Emergency Services Board (ESB).  I also serve as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the CMESB.  The ESB deals with ARMER (Public Safety Radio Communications), Next Generation 9-1-1 (Texting to 9-1-1 is coming), First Net (Public Safety Network) and more.  Covered under a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) CMESB is made up of 19 counties and the City of St. Cloud.  I am truly honored to Vice Chair this Committee.

YOUR Central Minnesota EMS Board continues to be strong.  This Joint Powers Board is an important link to our First Responders in Morrison County.  I am honored to be selected as Chair of this committee. 

At the first meeting of the year, the Morrison County Extension Committee elected me as Vice Chair.  The Morrison County Extension Committee works hand in hand with the University of MN Extension.  There are many different events and lots of information at Extension.  Please feel free to contact your local Extension office.  Information from A-Z…  The current price of grain, land rent, hay costs, weed identification and please don’t forget 4-H.

I am and WILL continue to be involved and will do the best job I can for you and all of Morrison County.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns/thoughts/ideas or simply want to visit, I welcome your call, email, Text, Tweet, etc.

Thank you, Keep Smiling and Happy 2017!!


Jeff Jelinski, Morrison County Commissioner, District 2, 320-630-7372 (Cell), 320-632-3435 (Home), jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us (email).  Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJelinski, or Facebook.

Thank you:

The 2016 election season is history…

I would like to say “Thank you” to the citizens of Morrison County, District 2.  I’m most grateful for your continued support, and absolutely honored to be re-elected as YOUR District 2, Commissioner.  I very much look forward to serving each and every resident in District 2.  I will continue to be your voice here at home, in Morrison County.  I will continue to look, listen, learn and most importantly represent you in the County, Region, State of Minnesota and throughout this, the greatest Nation on Earth.  

May God bless each and every one of you and my God Bless Morrison County and the United States of America.  

Thank you.

Jeffrey J. Jelinski


District 2

Morrison County

Jeff Jelinski running for re-election to County Board

District 2 Morrison County Commissioner Jeffrey J. Jelinski has announced he will run for re-election.  "Serving the interests of the people in my district these past four years has been an  absolute honor," Jelinski said, and added, "I truly love representing and working for the people in District 2, as well as all of Morrison County." 

"It is far more than an 8 to 5, 40-hour a week job, but it’s the only job I want," he said, "It doesn’t matter if it’s 6 in the morning or 10 at night, if one of my constituents wants to talk, I'm ready to listen--we are in this together."

"One thing you can rest assured of is that my decisions come from careful consideration of their concerns, considerable research into the best ways I can help them, and strong efforts to get the best results for them," he said.

Along with serving terms as the county board chairman and vice-chairman, and continuing to serve on numerous committees for the county, during the past four years, Jelinski is currently the chairman of the Central MN Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Joint Powers Board, and he is vice-chairman of the Emergency Services Board (ESB), consisting of 19 counties and the City of St. Cloud.  The ESB works closely with law enforcement communications, including 9-1-1. 

He also serves on the Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB), representing greater Minnesota’s Emergency Services Boards, and on the SECB Legislative Committee.

Jelinski is a member of St. Mary’s Church in Little Falls, the MN Peace and Police Officers Association, and the Knights of Columbus #1804.  He’s also a member of the NRA and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

He and his wife, Barb, reside in Belle Prairie Township.

"I can be contacted at (320) 632-3435 or jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us," Jelinski said.

Winter 2015 - Spring 2016 and beyond

Winter is here:  Yes, we are finally into winter, the temps are getting lower, we've got snow, and today the weather folks are saying there is more (SNOW) coming our way.  It's my belief we have one of the best Public Works Departments in the state.  But, even the best can only get the snow removed so fast.  So, please, be as patient as you possibly can be.  Your county road will get plowed!

Winter Sports and Activities:  Sooner than later it's going to get COLDER and ice fishing will come to life.  Please be safe on the ice.  The old saying is:  Ice is never safe (and it's not).  If venturing out on the ice, please check and re-check the ice to make sure you're on thick (enough) ice.  Always use extreme caution when venturing out on the ice.  The way it's looking, we will have snow for snowmobiling.  There are many miles of groomed trails in Morrison County.  So, out on the ice, fishing, in the snow, snowmobiling, or at home building a snowman, always be safe!

As YOUR County Commissioner:  I continue to be active in matters dealing with OUR county, and active in the committees I'm assigned to.  Recently, while addressing a High School class I was asked to give one example of what a Commissioner does.  Certainly, I can't speak for any other Commissioner, but my answer was:  I represent Y-O-U, and Morrison County, every day and try to be as active as I possibly can be.  Always, as your Commissioner, I welcome your thoughts, input, and without question, your feedback.  Please don't ever hesitate to contact me.

Cell:  320-630-7372, Home:  320-632-3435, Email:  JeffreyJ@co.morrison.mn.us, TWITTER:  Follow me @JeffreyJelinski, or contact me on Linked In.

I've included (just) a few upcoming events:

February 14 - Valentines Day

March 18 - Morrison County EMS/Public Safety Training & Awards night

April 20 -  Spring Township Meeting, Meeting Room #1, MC Court House

April 25, 26, 27 - ARMER (Public Safety) Interop (Statewide) Conference, St. Cloud

April 27 - Mock Car Crash, Healy High School, Pierz, MN

May 21 - Rock and Run, Soccer Fields, Little Falls

May 26 - Spring AMC District Meeting, Meeker County

June 8 - Emergency Services Board (ESB) (Preliminary Budget), St. Cloud

July 4 - Independence Day

August 11, 12, 13, & 14 -  See you at the Morrison County Fair 

Summer 2015

Here we are, headed toward the downhill side of summer.  July is nearly history, which means County Fairs and school is right around the corner.  Late summer (fall coming faster than we want) also means harvest time.  I urge everyone to continue to exercise caution in our ranching/farming community (and everywhere else).  Remember:  Although you might think “your” all American Rancher/Farmer sees you, think again, they may not and “we’re” no match for taking on ranch/farm equipment.  Please practice safety.  Turn your lights on and say NO to texting and driving.

County Fairs and poultry:  As we all know there will be no poultry at any Minnesota County Fairs this year.  I’m confident Extension Office’s, 4-H Leaders and County Fairs throughout Minnesota are making allowances for our many, many 4-H clubs/members.   Remember, no matter where we are in life, we have to be safe and, of course, always practice safety!

The age of Social Media and electronic devices:  Yes, here we are in the midst of every electronic device known to man and new gadgets being introduced daily.  I urge everyone, to be safe with your electronic devices.  Be aware of scams and certainly, if you believe you’ve been scammed, contact your local Law Enforcement agency.  Here in Morrison County it’s the Sheriff’s Office.  If you live in a City with a Police Department, certainly notify that agency.

I continue to be very active in different City, County, Regional, and State Committees all (ultimately) affecting Morrison County.  Most recently, on Thursday, July 23, 2015 I was appointed by the Statewide Emergency Services Board (SECB) as the Representative (Alternate) for Greater Minnesota.  I am honored to be chosen to this Board, not only representing Morrison County, but (also) all of Greater Minnesota.  The SECB ultimately deals with funding ARMER (Public Safety Radio), Homeland Security/Emergency Management (HSEM), FirstNet and much more.  All of this, affects OUR Public Safety officials daily and certainly has a direct effect on YOU and me. 

As YOUR Morrison County Commissioner I welcome your thoughts, your concerns and certainly your feedback.  Please feel free to contact me: 

Cell:  320-630-7372

Home:  320-632-3435

Email:  Jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us

Twitter:  Follow me:  @JeffreyJelinski

Linked in:  Connect with me on Linked in

Be safe and Keep Smilin,


 Upcoming (Highlights) events:

August 7, 2015 Little Falls FAB Golf Tourney/Hog Roast (I’ll be helping with the pork)

August 10, 2015 Hands of Hope Golf Tourney (Golfing and other surprises)

August 11, 2015 National Night Out (Little Falls Fire Department, I’ll see you there)

August 13-16, 2015 Morrison County Fair (Sunday, Polka Mass at 10:00)

August 13, 2015 Morrison County Comp Plan Revision (First meeting)

September 7, 2015 Labor Day Holiday (End of Summer?)

September 12, 13, 2015 Annual Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair

September 15, 16, 2015 6th Grade Water Festival at Camp Ripley

September 19, 20, 2015 Man –vs- Beast (Rodeo) at the Morrison County Fairgrounds

October 21, 2015 Fall Township Board Meeting (Government Center, meeting room 1)

February 2015

We are now one month into the New Year and County Government (from my perspective) is steady as she goes.  Every day and every year are new learning experiences.

I was truly honored to serve as the Morrison County Board Chair for the year 2014. It was a learning, humbling, and growing experience.  

In 2014 I served as Vice Chair of the ARMER Regional Emergency Service Board (ESB).  The ARMER Region that we are in consists of 19 counties and the city of St. Cloud.  What started out to be a Public Safety "Radio" Region has now grown to include much more than 800 MHz, public safety radios.  

Grant Funding for the Region 4 Emergency Managers now goes through the ESB. Next Generation 9-1-1 (You will be hearing more and more on this) is coming. This too falls under the ESB.  

I am very proud and honored to have been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the ESB for 2015.

Also in 2014 I served as the Chair of the Central Minnesota EMS Regional Joint Powers Board and was re-elected as Chair for 2015.

As your County Commissioner I strive to be involved and will stay involved.  I am involved (as are the other Commissioners) in many different committees.  I continue to make myself available to you the residents of District 2, along with anyone and everyone in Morrison County.  My contact numbers remain:

Home:  320-632-3435

Cell:  320-630-7372

I don't have all the answers to all the questions, but rest assured I will do my best to listen and find answers to any question you might have.  

Continue to enjoy the Minnesota winter.  Be safe and always keep smiling.  :)




The Budget season is upon us.  A year ago this was a new experience.  I’m confident, that experience is going to guide the Board in coming up with the best budget we possibly can for everyone.  I’m very clear, the Board is very clear, no one wants to pay more!  Understood.  That being said, most all of us still want more.  There often is a fine line when it comes to wants and needs.  I ask anyone with a comment, with a concern, with an idea, to contact me.  Let me know what you’re thinking.  I have, and will, continue what I consider an open door policy – whether that open door is my cell phone (preferred) (320-630-7372), my home phone (320-632-3435), my email address (jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us), my house or yours, please feel free to contact me.

As your Morrison County Commissioner I strive, and will continue to do my best, to be and stay involved with an assortment of different committee assignments.  Just a few highlights since the first of the year would include, but are not limited to:

Continued involvement with ARMER (Public Safety Radio System), Stand Up 4 You, Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM), Hazard Mitigation Planning, AMC (Association of MN Counties), The Ag Society, Participation in the Mock Car Crash at the LFCHS, Morrison County EMS & Recognition, Delivered safety talks to Pierz, Royalton, and the Little Falls High Schools, Community Health Fair (Little Falls Middle School), Town 101 (City of Little Falls), Take Back the Night (Hands of Hope).

I hope you are having an enjoyable summer: 


Events coming up:

August 7, 8, 9, & 10 – MC Fair  (August 8 - Cow Milking contest with Dairy Princess –vs- Sheriff Candidates, and House of Representatives Candidates –vs- one another)

August 12 – Primary Elections (Get out and vote – Your vote does matter)

August 12 – National Night Out (City of Little Falls – Fire Department)

August 22 – (Wacky Hacker Golf Tourney – Pierz Golf Course)

September 6, 7 (Water Fest, Camp Ripley)

September 9 (Hands of Hope Golf Tourney 

Keep smiling,



2013 –

It’s been nearly a year since I took the oath of office and became your District 2 Morrison County Commissioner.  It hasn’t always been easy, but no one said it was going to be.  I truly believe I’m working with a Board that gets things done and one that has demonstrated an open form of communication.  We may not always agree on everything (we don’t) and the vote may not be 5-0 or 0-5 (many aren’t) but still we’ve managed to get the job done.

January 2013 Committee assignments were handed out (as they are every January).

The following is a list of Committees and Sub Committees that I’ve been a part of:

  • County Board meetings (Vice Chair)
  • County Board Planning meetings
  • TSWAC (Landfill) 
  • Budget Committee 
  • Planning Commission
  • CHS Board of Health
  • Department Head Committee
  • AMC Delegate (2013 delegate – Health and Human Services
  • Community Corrections (Joint Powers Board)
  • Camp Ripley Citizen Advisory  Committee 
  • Morrison County Ag Society (Fair board)
  • Hands of Hope Board of Directors
  • CAPS Committee 
  • Central MN EMS Regional Board (Joint Powers Board)
  • Morrison County EMS Council
  • Morrison County Extension Committee
  • Law Library 
  • Benefits Committee 
  • Trails Committee
  • Ag Inspection Appeals Board
  • Tobacco Appeals  Board
  • ARMER Representative:
    • RAC (Regional Advisory Committee)
    • Emergency Services Board (Joint Powers) - Vice Chair
    • Central MN Executive Committee – Vice Chair
    • Central MN Owners/Operators – Users Committee
    • Next Gen 9-1-1 (Emergency Communications Funding Study)
    • Morrison County Users Committee
  • Morrison County Fire Chief’s Association
  • HSEM – Homeland Security Emergency Management 
  • ACUB (Army Compatible Use Buffer)
  • Stand Up For U
  • Local Water Plan
  • TZD (Toward Zero Death Coalition)
  • National Night Out
  • Hazard Mitigation 

As a Morrison County Commissioner, the importance of being involved and staying informed is without question second to none. The above list is just a taste of some of the stuff I’ve been involved in and will continue to be involved in.  Keeping communication with you, and engaging the County Board to keep communications flowing, will continue to be one of my priorities.  

As always, if you have a question, or concern please feel free to contact me.  I may not have the answers, but together we will find the answer and get the issue resolved!

Jeffrey J. Jelinski


Morrison County

Cell:  320-630-7372

Email:  Jeffreyj@co.morrison.mn.us