Welcome to Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Cottonwood County is located in the southwestern part of the state of Minnesota. Our current population is 12,167 with an area of 636 square miles. Our county seat is the city of Windom.
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Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Meetings
The Board of Commissioners meet every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Courthouse. (Exceptions in June, November and December - 2014 Meeting Schedule)
To be scheduled on a meeting agenda, a Board Meeting Request form should be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:30 p.m. the Wednesday before the Tuesday board day.
Cottonwood County Properties to go Tobacco-Free January 1, 2015
The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners voted on August 12, 2014 to adopt revisions to Policy No. 480 "Smoke-Free Workplace". The revised Policy No. 480 "Tobacco-Free Grounds" will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
Cottonwood County is committed to providing safe and healthy environments. Tobacco use is a major cause of preventable disease and death. Smoking, tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke have been found to cause heart disease, cancer, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. Electronic delivery devices, also known as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, closely resemble and purposefully mimic the act of smoking.
Cottonwood County believes the use of tobacco products, including electronic delivery devices, on county property is detrimental to the health and safety of its employees, residents, clients and other visitors.
The policy will apply to all visitors and staff on Cottonwood County property (excluding Cottonwood County campgrounds).
Please join the Cottonwood County Wellness Team on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Courthouse to help Cottonwood County Kick-Off the Tobacco Free County Grounds Policy.