Commissioner Tina Diedrick grew up in Annandale and was active in her community from a very young age. Her family ties run deep in Wright County. Tina and her brothers spent much of their summers down the road helping Grandma Ruth as she managed Schroeder County Park.
Diedrick graduated from the University of Minnesota with a double major in political science and criminal justice. She married her husband Brian, and moved to Norwood Young America, where she was very involved and got her start in politics – being elected to four terms as the city’s mayor.
While in Norwood Young America, Diedrick provided care for children in foster care, respite care and a crisis nursery; as well as running a licensed family childcare business for 15 years. She returned to her hometown of Annandale in 2019 to help care for her father, and built a house on Sugar Lake – where her family had owned a cabin during her childhood. Tina and Brian have raised four sons and a daughter and welcomed their first grandchild in October.
She is looking to work in collaborative relationships with the people, cities, townships, businesses and non-profits of Wright County; and has strong family ties with the military and law enforcement that are dear to her heart. As a commissioner, Diedrick is focused on the concerns held by Wright County residents, including property tax increases, inflation, supply chain concerns, underemployment and assuring that resident tax dollars are spent efficiently and wisely.
Diedrick was sworn into office Jan. 3, 2023 and her term runs through Dec. 31, 2026.