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Bachmann honors retired Washington County Administrator Jim Schug

He retired in January after 17 years as Washington County’s top executive.

Jim Schug, who retired in January after 17 years as Washington County’s top executive, has been honored in the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Bachmann’s statement published in the Congressional Record says:

Mister Speaker, I rise today to honor a great public servant on his retirement. Jim Schug of Stillwater, Minnesota, has served more than 25 years in Washington County Government and spent 17 years as the County Administrator. 

Jim leaves a legacy of dedicated service to his employees and county residents.  He faithfully worked as the Chief Administrator to the five member County Board to keep county services running in light of growing demands and dwindling resources.  The same County Board named January 26 as “Jim R. Schug Day” as a way to honor and remember his contributions.  Of course, Jim would have never asked for this honor, but accepted it with grace and humility. 

Jim’s work with county employees was focused and dedicated.  He earned a reputation as a kind man with a personal touch. Personally, I consider Jim a steadfast public servant who will remain a fixture in the community.  Even though he hails from the western suburbs, he will always have a home in Washington County. 

Mister Speaker, I ask this body to recognize Jim Schug’s 25 years of service to Washington County and congratulate him upon his retirement.  Jim has set a new standard in county services and administration; we can all look forward to the bright future he has entrusted to the Board and staff of Washington County.

Bachmann presented a copy of the statement to Schug on Monday.