Washington County Commissioner Wayne Johnson, District 4, will serve as the Washington County Board of Commissioners board chair for 2022, after being elected by the board in January. Commissioner Gary Kriesel, District 3, will serve as vice chair for 2022. Johnson was elected to the board in a 2018 election. He has called Cottage Grove home since 1998. As a City Council member in Cottage Grove, Johnson served as the liaison to the Public Service Commission and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network of Cottage Grove. He also represented the city on the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. Johnson owns Furnace Doctors and Dust Doctors in Little Canada.