Baytown Township

Washington County, Minnesota

Avis Peters

 Avis Peters

Baytown Township Board of Supervisors, Seat 3




Baytown Community Building (Town Hall)

Ground Water and Middle St. Croix Watershed Organization (MSCWSO)





Avis Peters Bio


I am the newest member of the Board of Supervisors after being appointed August 2021 to complete the term of retiring Supervisor, Ron Fredkove. I will complete his 4-year term by serving Baytown Township for 1.5 years. Previous to this appointment (since Nov. 2015), I served almost 6 years on the Baytown Township Planning Commission. 

I moved to Baytown Township 29 years ago in 1992. I grew up in southeastern MN on my family’s dairy and chicken farm. I have two grown children who live in the twin cities. I truly enjoy living in the Baytown community. We live in a quiet rural/suburban area but close enough for short commutes for shopping, entertainment, and employment. The large lots and friendly neighbors make this an ideal neighborhood to raise a family. 

I retired from Allina Health System in Jan. 2020 after 40 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. My specialty was in Flow Cytometry which is a Leukemia/Lymphoma cancer testing department. 

My past and current involvement in the community involves many levels of volunteering for the 4-H program. This includes 16 years as the leader of the St. Croix Clovers (based in Baytown) club, performing arts chairperson for Washington County, a member of the U of MN Washington County Extension Committee, and a member of the State Photography Program Development Committee. 

My favorite activities involve travel, photography, Ice Age Trail hiking, gardening, woodworking, community theater performing, and home maintenance. 

As a new member of the Board, I have lots to learn but will do my best to help keep Baytown a thriving beautiful community for all of us. I prefer policies that keep our taxes low while keeping our township well-maintained. We need to follow the ordinances and covenants established by our predecessors but if a policy needs revision, we can follow the legal steps to make it better. If we all pitch-in to help by picking up litter and maintaining our properties, we will keep our community top-notch.