On Tuesday the Nicollet County Board named Yellow Medicine County Administrator Ryan Krosch as its top choice to fill the post of Nicollet County Administrator, according to the Mankato Free Press.
Two weeks ago the Nicollet board announced three finalist for the job and in doing so revealed Krosch as a candidate for the post. At that time, Krosch commented that he was happy at Yellow Medicine but was nevertheless intrigued by the Nicollet option, in large part because he has family in the area.
Krosch noted that the Nicollet position was the only job he applied for. Other finalists also vying for the post included Aitkin County Administrator Patrick Wussow and Stewartville City Administrator Bill Schimmel Jr.
If he is to become the Nicollet County Administrator, the Nicollet board will first need to come to terms with Krosch on salary and benefits. Should those items get squared away, however, Krosch said he’s pretty certain of what he plans to do.
“If we can come to terms on pay and benefits, I anticipate accepting the position with Nicollet County,” he said.
Krosch was hired as Yellow Medicine County’s first administrator in 2007. Since then he has managed to install a plethora of progressive programs, practices and technologies perceived to have brought the county up to date. His work with Courthouse Redesign, Geographic Information System (GIS) integration and the present facility improvements initiative provide a few examples of such actions.
“I truly enjoy working in Yellow Medicine County,” said Krosch. We have a great group of department heads and great staff, and the board has allowed us to do a lot of progressive things. It is a difficult decision to make –– YMC has been a fantastic place to work –– but this is an opportunity with Nicollet County that is too good for me to turn down should the remainder go smoothly.”