Biographies

2020 commissioners

District 2 Commissioner

Harlan Stern

Stern was elected to his second term in 2016. He retired as the Grainland Cooperative Association President and CEO in July, 2009. He retired with 38 years of experience with agricultural cooperatives.

Stern is a long-time resident of Holyoke. He has served on many boards, many times as board chair, and on numerous committees.

Stern enjoys crafting grandfather clocks and other woodworking projects during his free time.

Stern is married and has 2 grown children.

As County Commissioner, Stern serves on the following boards:

  • Workers' Compensation Ins Pool
  • EMS
  • Emergency Management
  • Com Board
  • CCI Legislative Committee (alt)

District 1 Commissioner

Terry L Hofmeister - Current board chair

Hofmeister was elected to his first term in 2018. He was born in Phillips County and returned to Phillips County in 2012 to his grandfather's family farm to raise cattle and dry land farm.

Hofmeister spent 33 years working full and part-time for Marathon Petroleum Company, a Fortune 100 company. He worked at many different locations and positions ending in Kentucky as a Regional Manager.

Hofmeister is active with the Republican party and is a member of the First Methodist Church of Holyoke.

Hofmeister is married and has 5 grown children.

As County Commissioner, Hofmeister serves on the following boards:

  • Eastern CO Services for the Developmentally Disabled
  • NE CO Health Dept
  • Centennial Mental Health
  • CCI Legislative Committee
  • Emergency Management
  • Local Government Designee Program

District 3 Commissioner

Don Lock

Lock was elected to his second term in 2016. He is a retired plumber, having worked in that occupation for 52 years.

Lock is a long-time resident of Haxtun, moving there with his family in 1976.

Lock served on the Haxtun Town Board for 14 years and is a retired fireman from the Haxtun Fire Department.

Lock belongs to and is active in the Christ the King Catholic church.

Lock is married and has 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren.

As County Commissioner, Lock serves on the following boards:

  • NE CO Association of Local Governments
  • NE CO Housing
  • Seizure Committee
  • Emergency Management
  • CCI Legislative Committee (alt)