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MADISON -- Rep. Gae Magnafici (R-Dresser) presented a certificate of commendation to retiring county board member Brian Masters on Thursday. Masters has served 12 years on the Polk County Board and 11 years as the Balsam Lake Town Clerk.

“Brian is a prime example of what it means to be a dedicated public servant,” said Magnafici.

“Over the past decade, Brian has endured a grueling battle with cancer,” Magnafici continued. “In spite of countless doctor appointments and health obstacles, Brian always worked diligently to serve his constituents. Brian would meet with constituents at all hours of the day, his phone was always on, and he rarely missed a board meeting.”

“Brian has also been an engaged community member. From serving as the Board Chairman for the local Salvation Army chapter, to organizing fishing tournaments, to announcing parades and demolition derbies, Brian has been dedicated to bettering our community.”

Masters stated that two achievements during his tenure that stood out to him were the improvement of the financial health of the county and the designation of Polk County as a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.

“Brian will be dearly missed on the county board. Polk County is privileged to have had someone as selfless as Brian in public service for so many years.

Rep. Gae Magnafici represents portions of Polk, Burnett, and St. Croix Counties.

[Pictured in attached photo: From left to right, Polk County Chairman Chris Nelson, Lori Masters, Brian Masters, Rep. Gae Magnafici]


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