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Kandiyohi County, Minn., Board to discuss interim family services director Tuesday

WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will discuss a long-term solution Tuesday to filling one of the county's top jobs.

Since February, Ann Stehn, who is the public health director, has also been serving as interim family services director. She was named to the dual post after former family services director Jay Kieft resigned.

Since then, the commissioners began researching options for restructuring the county departments, including combining the family services and public health departments.

A consultant hired by the county has recommended that the two departments be merged and that Stehn be appointed to oversee the expanded department.

That issue is expected to be discussed around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, the last scheduled item of the County Board's agenda for regular meeting.

Other items on the agenda during the meeting, which begins at 10 a.m., include habitat easements and watershed agreements, appointments to the new Kandiyohi County/Renville County Community Health Board and amendments to building leases the state has with the county.

Prior to the regular meeting, the commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. as the Family Services Committee. At that time, they will hear updates on the truancy program and administration.

The commissioners meet on the second floor of the Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.W., Willmar.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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