Community Development Agency


The Washington County Community Development Agency (CDA) is authorized by the Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Act, Chapter 487, Minnesota Session Laws of 1974, to undertake certain types of housing and redevelopment activities in Washington County. 

Washington County Board Resolution No. 80 87 established the Washington County CDA after certain need findings.


Washington County CDA board members are appointed by the County Board. The board consists of:

  • Five citizen members (one from each commissioner district).
  • One commissioner from the County Board.
  • One consumer of CDA services as required in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Procedure for appointment 

Applicants must complete the required application for appointment to this committee. Submit any background information requested. Members must be interviewed by the County Board. 

Member terms

Members are appointed for three-year terms. The County Board limits appointments to no more than two consecutive three-year terms. Partial terms to fill mid-term vacancies are not counted in this limit.

Meeting requirements

The Washington County CDA meets on the third Tuesday of each month.


Members of the CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee receive meeting per diem and mileage reimbursement at the rate established by the County Board. The Washington County CDA provides for this payment.

Operating procedures

This advisory board operates in accordance with operating procedures established by the county.