2500 28th Street - PO Box 57 - Slayton, MN 56172

County Administrator

The County Administrator duties are a combination of statutory responsibilities as defined in MN Statute 375A.06 and duties assigned by the board. The administrator is responsible for the annual budget, strategic planning, implementation and execution of the ordinances, policies and wishes of the board, and providing leadership for the county staff and general operations of the county.

Carolyn McDonald, County Administrator
2848 Broadway Avenue
Slayton, Minnesota 56172
Phone: (507) 836-1148
Fax: (507) 836-6155

Emily Ackerman, General Assistant
2848 Broadway Avenue
Slayton, Minnesota 56172
Phone: (507) 836-1147
Fax: (507) 836-6155

To appear before the Board of Commissioners, contact the County Administrator’s office no later than noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting at which you would like to appear. The office will need the topic you would like to discuss with the Board for the agenda. If you have any handouts for the Board, it is helpful if you can forward those ahead of time. Otherwise, you will need to bring a minimum of nine copies to the Board meeting.

Policy for Ensuring the Security of Not Public Data

Under the requirement in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.025, subd. 1, Murray County has prepared a Data Inventory which identifies and describes all not public data on individuals maintained by Murray County. To comply with the requirement in section 13.05, subd. 5, Murray County has also modified its Data Inventory to represent the employees who have access to not public data.

The adoption of this policy by Murray County satisfies the requirement in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subd. 5, to establish procedures ensuring appropriate access to not public data.  By incorporating employee access to not public data in Murray County’s Data Inventory, in the individual employee’s position description, or both, Murray County’s policy limits access to not public data to employees whose work assignment reasonably requires access.  

The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public.  Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, DVDs, photographs, etc.

The Government Data Practices Act also provides that Murray County must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data.  You have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that we keep. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Government Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. You have the right to look at data, free of charge, before deciding to request copies.