Board names Wagenius new county recorder

Jennifer Wagenius, director of Washington County’s Department of Property Records and Taxpayer Services, was named county recorder Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners.

Special legislation passed in 1997 allows the Board of Commissioners to appoint a department head to carry out the statutory duties of the Office of County Recorder. In 2006, the departments of Assessment, Taxpayer Services and Elections and the Office of Recorder were merged to form the Department of Property Records and Taxpayer Services.

Kevin Corbid was the previous director of property records and taxpayer services and county recorder. He was appointed as the county deputy administrator in February, and in April, Wagenius was appointed as director of property records and taxpayer services.

Minnesota Laws requires the County Board to appoint an official to carry out the statutory duties of the Office of County Recorder.

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