The Augsburg library and 40 other Hennepin County libraries serve 1.1 million county residents and offer more than 5 million books, CDs and DVDs.
Commissioner Randy Johnson serves the residents of Hennepin County’s 5th District, which covers the southernmost part of the county. This includes Bloomington, southern Eden Prairie, Richfield, and a small portion of Chanhassen. Bloomington and Eden Prairie share a border with the scenic Minnesota River, and Richfield is adjacent to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and historic Fort Snelling.
First elected in November 1978, Commissioner Johnson took office in January 1979. He is the longest-serving commissioner since the county’s founding in 1852.
Hennepin County plans and delivers services worthy of one of the finest urban counties in the nation. Business Week Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine recently have noted that Hennepin County is a great place for business, family life and retirement.
Hennepin’s services contribute to our quality of life here in the Upper Midwest, and they reflect many of the values Commissioner Johnson is committed to in running Hennepin County government, including:
- Global, digital and sustainable local government.
- Reducing the impact of continuing federal and state cutbacks on the delivery of county social and other services.
- Promoting the role of technology in saving money and providing more effective management of county resources.
- Insuring the continued excellence of Hennepin County Medical Center.
- Developing the Hennepin-University of Minnesota partnership as a source of ideas and expertise for Hennepin County government.
- Supporting Hennepin County's leadership in environmental programs, particularly in exploring alternative energy sources.
- Investing in early childhood education, and increasing parent involvement in education.
- Improving communication and task coordination among local public safety agencies.
Hennepin County Citizens Academy – Curious about the services county government provides? Want to learn more about what happens to your tax dollars? The Hennepin County Citizens Academy has a spring and fall session. Learn more about the curriculum or sign up for the Fall 2013 waiting list at www.hennepin.us/citizensacademy.
Feb. 2, 2010 -- Commissioner Randy Johnson appointed to National Geospatial Advisory Committee
- Chair: Libraries, Technology and General Government
- Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority
- Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
- Hennepin Healthcare System Board (HHS)
- Association of Minnesota Counties Voting Delegates
- Community Action for Suburban Hennepin (CASH)
- County Extension Committee
- Metro GIS Policy Board
- Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
- Metropolitan Emergency Services Board
- RDF Advisory Board
- St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board