County Staff Have Met Irene


Community Members have visited Our Office


When I’m at the decision-making table, the loudest voices will be those impacted by decisions and those implementing decisions.

I spent 18 months preparing to serve you in this role and since taking office in January, I’ve met with over a thousand of you at community events.

During these first few months on the job, it’s been a priority to get to know Hennepin County’s workforce. So far I’ve met 1100+ and I look forward to meeting you soon!

- Irene


Our Commissioner: Irene Fernando

Irene was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in November of 2018.

Before joining the County Board, Irene worked at Thrivent Financial leading around organizational design, culture, and talent. Irene studied at the University of Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership.

Meet Irene