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Polk Norman Mahnomen Community Health Services

The Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Community Health Services (PNM CHS) comprised of Polk County Public Health (PCPH) and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health (NMPH) is a multi-county community health services entity responsible by Minnesota Statute 145A for protecting and promoting the health of Polk, Norman, and Mahnomen County residents. The two public health departments are assigned the general authority and responsibility for ongoing planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an integrated system of local community health service. 

Sarah Reese, CHS Administrator

Proposed Meeting Dates 2024

  • January 26 - Annual Meeting

*Special meetings as requested


  • Polk County Commissioner: Joan Lee, Chair
  • Polk County Commissioner: Gary Willhite, Vice Chair
  • Mahnomen County Commissioner: John Darco, Recording Secretary
  • Mahnomen County Commissioner: Darvin Schoenborn
  • Norman County Commissioner: Lee Ann Hall
  • Norman County Community Member: Angie Nelson
  • Polk County Community Member: Suraya Driscoll
  • Norman-Mahnomen Public Health (NMPH) Director: Sarah Kjono
  • Community Health Services Administrator/ Polk County Public Health (PCPH) Director: Sarah Reese

Code of Ethics & Agency Plans


Communities where all people achieve their optimal health and wellbeing.


Prevents. Promotes. Protects.

PNM Values