Byron city administrator takes on new role with Olmsted County

(ABC 6 News) – The current city administrator in Byron is taking on a new challenge in Olmsted County.

Mary Blair-Hoeft will become Olmsted County’s next director of Property Records and Licensing effective April 25.

Blair-Hoeft will have the opportunity to train under current Olmsted County PRL Director Mark Krupski until his retirement on May 31, 2022.

The Olmsted County Property Records and Licensing (PRL) department oversees several services which preserve land and individual records (past, present, and future) for the benefit of the public. These services include passports, vital records, elections and voting, assessment services, revenue/property taxes, recording, and abstracting.

As Olmsted County PRL director, Blair-Hoeft will be responsible for:

· Directing and supervising the operation of the PRL department.

· Implementing directives from the county board and state laws.

· Representing the county in all matters related to the department with the public, the courts, and governmental agencies.

· Implementing proper financial controls relating to a collection of revenues and county funds.

Blair-Hoeft has worked for the City of Byron for the past 24 years; 13 years as the city administrator and an additional 11 years as city clerk and finance director. Prior to that, she worked as a manager and family self-sufficiency coordinator for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing & Redevelopment Authority. Blair-Hoeft has a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in business.

“I am confident Mary’s extensive leadership and administrative experience will serve our community and organization well,” said Olmsted County Deputy Administrator of Physical Development Pete Giesen. “The Property Records and Licensing department is well-known for its longstanding commitment to providing high-quality service with care to the community. Under Mary’s leadership, the team will continue to drive those efforts forward.”

Krupski has spent 32 years with Olmsted County, 16 as PRL director. Olmsted County will share a press release paying tribute to Krupski closer to his retirement in late May.