Polk County Administrator Nick Osborne resigned Oct. 9.

In an Oct. 11 press release announcing the resignation, Corporation Counsel Malia Malone said Osborne’s resignation was effective immediately.

Osborne joined Polk County staff as county administrator February 25. He was born and raised near Marshfield and earned his undergraduate degree in political science and public administration from UW La Crosse. He also earned his master’s degree in public affairs and public policy from UW Madison. Osborne served as assistant to the administrator for eight years in Rock County Wisconsin before his time in Polk County.

Malone’s release said Osborne “indicated in his resignation letter that this position was not a good fit for him at this time.”

“He (Osborne) is hopeful for the future of the county and the County wishes Mr. Osborne the best in his future endeavors.”

A closed session on the Oct. 15 agenda for Osborne’s evaluation has been canceled. The board will discuss strategies about the search for Osborne’s replacement in a closed session Oct. 15.

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