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Hill named Olmsted County director of environmental resources

January 9, 2019
Tony Hill

Tony Hill has been named as Olmsted County’s new director of environmental resources.

Hill replaces John Helmers, who retired in June.

“Olmsted County is an amazing place to live and work, and I look forward to continuing my service to its citizens in a leadership capacity,” Hill said in the statement announcing his new position. “I am excited about working more with the business community, improving collaborations with our partners and strengthening the quality of our environmental programs.”

With 26 years of experience in the environmental field, Hill has spent the last 22 years working for Olmsted County. He started as the county’s South Zumbro watershed coordinator before transferring to become an environmental analyst in the Solid Waste Division in 2000.

He was promoted to the Regulatory Compliance Coordinator in 2007.

“The Environmental Resources Department is an important community service and I am confident that Mr. Hill’s educational background, work experience, and knowledge of our County make him well suited for this position,” said Michael Sheehan, Olmsted County deputy administrator of physical development.

Prior to his experience with Olmsted County, Hill worked for an environmental engineering consulting firm and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

As the director of Environmental Resources, he will be responsible overseeing the operation and management of the solid waste division, waste-to-energy facility, Kalmar landfill, Recycling Center Plus, and compost site.

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