District 5 County Commissioner resigns

Itasca County Administrator Brett Skyles announced last week that District 5 Commissioner Mark Mandich handed in his resignation from the board, effective June 20.

Skyles said, “Commissioner Mandich has served the citizens and staff of Itasca County with distinction and honor for over 18 years. His leadership and experience will be sorely missed. The county board wishes Commissioner Mandich only the best in his future endeavors.”

The board officially voted the position as vacant and authorized Itasca County Auditor/Treasurer Jeff Walker to commence the process for a special election.

No reason was given for Mandich’s departure from the board.