Town Government

Township government is the original form of government in Minnesota, established as part of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 that created the state of Minnesota. Township government is typically found in geographical areas that encompass organized but unincorporated communities. Stillwater Township was organized in 1858, and the first election of township officials was in 1860.

Stillwater Township is governed by a five-member elected Board of Supervisors. Town Clerks and the Town Treasurer are appointed by the board and employed by the township. The Planning Commission, and the Park and Communications Committees, are groups of volunteer township residents who are approved by the Board of Supervisors and act in an advisory capacity.

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