Friday, February 22, 2013
Hough, Hennepin’s deputy county administrator, has been acting county administrator since December.
Friday, February 22
The following was released by Hennepin County: David J. Hough has been unanimously chosen by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners for the position of Hennepin County administrator. Hough, Hennepin’s deputy county administrator, has been acting county administrator since the retirement of Richard P. Johnson in December 2012. Hough served in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office from 1982 to 2008, when he left as manager of the office’s civil division to become deputy county administrator. Hough holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul. “The County Board is very pleased to have David Hough in this important position," County Board Chair Mike Opat said. "He has demonstrated great skill over his long career at …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
County leaders were selected Tuesday during the County Board's yearly organizational meeting.
Wednesday, January 9
The following was released by Hennepin County: Commissioner Mike Opat of the 1st District was unanimously re-elected chair of the seven-member Hennepin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday at the at the board’s organizational meeting for 2013. “I’m grateful for the support of my fellow commissioners,” said Opat. “I expect us to continue to be a busy and productive board in 2013. The Hennepin Board takes seriously our position as a leading local unit of government in Minnesota, and we look forward to the challenges ahead.” Opat has served on the board since 1993. He represents Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Osseo and Robbinsdale. Opat has served seven terms as board chair from 2001 through 2003, and 2009 through 2012…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
What does switching to Hennepin County's dispatch system mean for Golden Valley residents?
At a Dec. 11 board meeting, the Hennepin County Board voted to include the City of Golden Valley in the county's public safety dispatch system beginning in 2014. The change to move 911 dispatch services from the City of Edina to Hennepin County will save the City of Golden Valley about $150,000, according to Mayor Shep Harris. "Residents will still get the same top quality service that they receive today when they call 911," Harris said. "But the shift will allow the City to either address other issues that we’ve cut in our budget, or shift resources, or reduce taxes." The vote comes after the county board denied Golden Valley's previous request for dispatch services in 2010. The original resolution that was brought before the board during…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Five people have declared they will be vying for the soon-to-be-empty seat of Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein who recently announced he will be leaving to be on the Minneapolis Downtown Council.