The Lane County Board of Commissioners has voted to hire Steve Mokrohisky as the new county administrator. Wednesday the board voted four to one to negotiate the final details of the job offer and contract. Sid Leiken voted against the measure.
Board chair Pat Farr says Mokrohisky brings a wealth of experience and skill to Lane County. He currently serves as Douglas County Manager in Nevada. The 36-year-old beat out four other finalists during interviews with the board.
Alicia Hays has been serving on an interim basis, but did not apply for the permanent post. Former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson was fired last summer after converting paid leave into take-home pay, in violation of county policy.