Woodbury Planning Commissioner to challenge Weik for county seatNancy Remakel, Woodbury Planning Commission chairwoman, announced her bid for the Washington County Commission District 5 seat against incumbent Lisa Weik.
By: Riham Feshir, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury Planning Commission Chairwoman plans to dedicate more time to working for local government now that she’s retired.
Nancy Remakel, who has served on the Planning Commission for seven years, announced her bid for a Washington County Commission seat against incumbent Lisa Weik in District 5, which includes most of Woodbury.
The longtime Woodbury resident retired from teaching at Woodbury High School last year after 37 years.
Remakel has served on the Woodbury City Council for six years, on the Woodbury Park Commission for three years and on the Washington County Library Board of Directors for six years, with two of those years as chairperson.
She had previously considered running for mayor but she said the time commitment was an issue.
“Teaching is a job that doesn’t have any flexibility in it,” she said. “That’s why I didn’t run for another term in City Council.”
Remakel plans to start campaigning and door-knocking prior to the election. She said the most important issues at the county level include “long-range planning” and working with other agencies across the metro.
“My goal will be to make sure that we help maintain the quality that we have here in Woodbury,” she said.
Remakel is challenging Lisa Weik who is seeking a third term.