Dimitrijevic was appointed to the post by her fellow board members this Monday afternoon.
She was elected 4th District supervisor in 2004 and was re-elected to the board in 2008 and 2012. She has the distinction of being the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board, at the age of 22.
Since being elected to office, Dimitrijevic’s legislative agenda has been focused on supporting the needs of working families, adopting higher energy and environmental standards in Milwaukee County and passing a socially and fiscally responsible budget each year.
Dimitrijevic, the daughter of Serbian immigrants, is a life-long resident of Milwaukee's south side. She resides in the Bay View neighborhood.
Dimrijevic succeeds Lee Holloway, who has retired from the board.
Responding to the appointment today, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said, "Congratulations to Marina Dimitrijevic on being elected as the new chair of the Milwaukee County Board. Your leadership will help guide the board in the coming years. I look forward to working with you and the rest of the board as we work together to improve Milwaukee County."