Hennepin County Administrator Richard Johnson to retire

Hennepin County Administrator Richard Johnson announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year. He’s been the top staff person at the county since 2007.

Hennepin County Board Chair Mike Opat said:

“Richard’s steady and competent leadership through very difficult budget challenges, historic transactions such as the library merger, development of Target Field, and governance at Hennepin County Medical Center, has been superb. Richard has also worked to continuously improve our delivery of public services and make clear our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We have been extremely fortunate to have him.”

The board will now begin a search for a successor.

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