Volunteer Steering Committee Application


The Olmsted County Drug Court Steering Committee is comprised of member representatives from all agencies involved in Olmsted County Drug Court, including criminal justice professionals from the Third Judicial District of Minnesota, Olmsted County and the City of Rochester.

The Steering Committee provides guidance on key issues related to Drug Court and has the ability to create and enforce policy pertaining to Drug Court. Each member may refer Drug Court related items to the Steering Committee for discussion and resolution.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis and are typically scheduled during the weekday for 90 minutes.

Term length: 3 years

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • A commitment to the mission and goals of the Olmsted County Drug Court.
  • Sufficient time to devote to the committee.
  • Possess strong listening and communication skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of chemically addicted participants.
  • Viewed as an active community leader within the area.
  • Willing to think bigger than own organizational interests for the good of the community.
  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, public service or the non-profit sector.
  • Possess skills in collaborative problem solving and have an interest in community networking.

Steering Committee Members:

  • Third Judicial District Court Judge and Chair, Kathy Wallace
  • Third Judicial District Court Judge, Christina Stevens
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Private Defense Attorney, Jacob Allen
  • Public Defender’s Office, Chief Public Defender, Jeff Johnson
  • Rochester Police Department, Captain, John Sherwin
  • Olmsted County Attorney, Mark Ostrem
  • Olmsted County Sheriff, Kevin Torgerson
  • Olmsted County Community Corrections, Director, Travis Gransee
  • Olmsted County Drug Court Coordinator, Joe Vogel

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