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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Tuesday will be Mark Krupski's final day as an active employee of Olmsted County.

The current County Property and Records and Licensing Department Director is retiring after a 32-year career with Olmsted County. He was first hired as an appraiser in 1990 and was promoted to the position of assistant director of the department before he was appointed to the leadership post 16 years ago.

"The director position did not exist until 10 years after I started," Krupski said. "My plan was to hone my appraisal skills and specialize in commercial appraisal or become a city assessor somewhere."

Krupski retirement party decorations
photo credit: Olmsted County

According to a news release on his retirement, Krupski says he has strived to provide County residents with the best possible customer service and that helping those residents has been his favorite part of the job. He highlighted a situation involving a single mother with an adult son with a disability who was facing potential tax forfeiture.

“Olmsted County hopes it never needs to tax forfeiture anyone’s property for failure to pay property taxes, especially when it involves someone’s residence,” Krupski shared. “In this situation, we were able to assist the property owner in finding the resources necessary to preserve their home ownership. It was very rewarding for all of us.”

The Olmsted County Board recently approved the appointment of his successor. Mary Blair-Hoeft reported for work on April 25 and has been training with Krupski.

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