Meet the local candidates: Marlyn MammenName: Marlyn Mammen Commissioner District: 5 City or Township in which you reside: Worthington
Name: Marlyn Mammen
Commissioner District: 5
City or Township in which you reside: Worthington
What qualifications do you have for seeking a county board seat? Managed cooperatives with sales reaching 90 million dollars a year; served as a Executive of Economic Development Board; served on Advisory Board Member of Cenex Harvest States; served as a member of Norwest Agri-dealers Association; resident of Worthington/Nobles County for 40+ years
What is your top priority in county government? The hiring of a County Administrator or County Coordinator needs to be the top priority. The creation/enhancement of a harmonious and safe work environment within the county offices, through the hiring of the proper County Administrator or County Coordinator, along with encouraging open and frequent communication between this person and the members of the county board, to establish a positive work environment, needs the utmost attention. A positive work environment for county employees and communication(s) with the county board will lead to better service to the people of Nobles County, as well as improving efficiencies within the county. After getting this accomplished, then and only then, can we, as a county, work on the other issues that arise in a day, week, month, etc.
Explain ideas you have to address your top priority: Having been fairly successful in the hiring of quality employees in the past and the development and training of employees will be beneficial in the various steps within the hiring process. Also, having worked as both an employee and a supervisor of numerous employees and many levels of an organization, it will provide insight into not only the person seeking the position, but also how different employees may perceive him or her.
What would you like to see accomplished in the county in the next four years? Work closer with other counties, as well as the Cities within Nobles County to determine if there are ways we could share resources. With the economic state the county, state, and federal government, it is a must to seek expenditure reduction(s), while attempting to maintain crucial and essential services currently being provided.