Gail Dorfman has been the Hennepin County commissioner serving the 3rd District since March 1999.
County commissioners, collectively, provide leadership and oversight for county government, which includes more than 8,000 dedicated employees and a $1.7 billion budget (2009) coming from property taxes, service fees, state and federal grants.
County services encompass transportation and public works, health programs, libraries, social services, financial assistance, law enforcement, corrections, public records and environmental services.
Gail currently serves as chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and vice chair of both the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority (HCRRA).
Gail began her government service in St. Louis Park – as mayor from 1996 to 1999 and as a city council member from 1991 to 1995. During that time, she worked to:
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