AUDIO: Meet Beltrami County’s next Administrator

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners, during their last meeting, approved a contract for the next County Administrator.

Current Administrator Kay Mack announced her plans for retirement nearly six months ago.

Thomas Barry was selected during the meeting Tuesday, and most recently served as the CEO and City Manager for the City of Minot, North Dakota for the past four years.

Prior to his time in Minot, Barry was the director of public works for Meridan, Idaho, Engineering and Operations Manager for Redmond Washington, and Public Works Program Administrator for Bellevue, Washington.

Barry’s first day is Dec. 1.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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