Domholt honored by Otter Tail County commissioners

Otter Tail County employee Kathy Domholt, front row center, was honored by county commissioners for her more than 28 years of service. Front row, from left: commissioner Betty Murphy, Domholt and commissioner Wayne Johnson; back row: commissioners John Lindquist, Doug Huebsch and Lee Rogness. (Photo by Tom Hintgen / Otter Tail County Correspondent)

FERGUS FALLS -- Kathy Domholt, who retired as an Otter Tail County employee this year after 28 years and four months, was honored Sept. 24 by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners.

She served as employee benefits coordinator and county board secretary. In the latter role, she attended all meetings of the county board of commissioners and was in charge of providing the official minutes from each board meeting.

“Kathy was the primary contact person for all who sought to meet with the county board of commissioners to address the board on a range of policy topics, programs, proposals and concerns,” said County Administrator John Dinsmore.

She served as the county’s content expert and employee resource person related to the complexities of health insurance benefits, retirement pensions, family medical leave act and numerous employee-related benefits.

“During her more than 28 years of serving as the county board secretary, Kathy managed and transcribed public documents that included 340 months of county board minutes, estimated to have totaled 2.5 million words, 132,055 paragraphs and 2,436 board resolutions,” Dinsmore said.


“She served, tutored, mentored and trained 15 county commissioners, three county attorneys, two county administrators and numerous department heads,” Dinsmore added.

“Kathy was an exemplary mentor to many, and her public service commitment was both remarkable and inspirational in a world of challenges and barriers.”

The county board concurred with a resolution in honor of Domholt.

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