Mower County board selects finalists for administration position

Here are the finalists.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 7:56 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2018 9:28 AM

AUSTIN, Minn.-Some changes are coming to Mower County.
County Board of Commissioners is narrowing their choices of potential county administrators.
On Thursday they had a special meeting, where they chose the top 6 candidates out of 11.
The board is looking to fill the position after Mower County's long-time administrator retired.
Whomever is chosen will run the day-to-day operations of the county government.
Giving the board more time to focus on policies.
“We'll be more like the policy makers that sort of thing and I think that works better in day to day activities that takes place at the county,” Said Commissioner Polly Glynn.
Jerry Reinartz is the chairman of the Mower County board. He tells KIMT that they are taking their time to make sure the right person is selected for the job.
“Hopefully we'll pick the right man because Craig Oscarson, our coordinator, has been here for 33years. He's going to have big shoes to fill,” said Reinartz.

According to a press release from the city the finalists are:

Warren Brown currently serves as the Director of Human Resources/Loss Prevention/Revenue Enhancement for Huron County, Ohio, where he has been employed for 3 years. Prior to that, he served as the Township Manager for Oakland Charter Township in Michigan for 7 months and was employed by Sandusky County, Ohio, as the County Administrator for 5 years and the Clerk of Courts for 9 years. He has also held other public and private sector positions. Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Education.

Michael Cramer is currently the Town Manager for the Town of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. He has been in this position for 5 years. Prior to that, Mr. Cramer served as the City Manager for the City of Menominee, Michigan, and he has held multiple positions for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina, where he was employed for 16 years; the last 11 of those years were spent as the Business & Operations Division Manager. Mr. Cramer holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Affairs.

Brian Gramentz currently serves as the City Manager for the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, where he has been employed for 17 years. Mr. Gramentz has also served as the City Administrator for the City of Hudson, Wisconsin, the City Manager for the City of Sioux Center, Iowa, the City Administrator for the City of Winsted, Minnesota, and the City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Eagle Lake, Minnesota. Mr. Gramentz holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Public Administration.

James Halasz most recently served as the County Administrator for Halifax County, Virginia, where he was employed for 6 years. He has also served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Staunton, Virginia, for 12 years, Village Manager for the Village of Paw Paw, Michigan, for 5 years, and Village Manager for the Village of Milford, Michigan, for 3 years. Mr. Halasz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master of Public Administration.

Trish Harren most recently served as the Elementary Director for the Warroad Elementary School in Warroad, Minnesota, where she was employed for nearly a year. Prior to that, Ms. Harren was the County Administrator for Itasca County, Minnesota for 5 years, the County Coordinator for Roseau County, Minnesota, for 7 years, and the Victim Services Coordinator for Roseau County, Minnesota, for 3 years. Ms. Harren holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Human Development.

Chris Ziegler currently serves as the City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Winnebago, Minnesota, where he has held that position for 6 years. Prior to that, he was employed by Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counites in Minnesota for 5 years. He has also held the positions at the City of Winnebago/Winnebago Chamber of Commerce and Knights of Columbus Insurance/Minnesota Financial Services. Mr. Ziegler holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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