Otter Tail County welcomes new Commissioner
JT Thaden | Dec 3, 2018 AT 7:19 am
OTTER TAIL COUNTY - Judge Barbara Hanson presided over the swearing in of Commissioner Betty Murphy on Tuesday, November 27th. Commissioner Murphy will finish the term of Roger Froemming and will continue her service on the board until January 2023. Murphy was elected in November and will serve District 4.
Betty Murphy is a South Dakota State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business. She and her husband Tom, of 29 years, moved to Otter Tail County in 1992 to start a new business. For nearly 26 years they owned and operated Murphy’s IBA Sales & Service.
“We live in a beautiful county and we want to preserve that. We are also an attractive place to live and work and we want to make that experience good for everyone,” remarked Murphy, “Having said that, it is important that we do a good job of planning for the future, so our priorities are well thought out and beneficial to all.”
Commissioner Murphy has set a few priorities for her time in office. She has a goal to “listen to and understand the needs of Otter Tail County. Represent those needs. Follow up on those needs to get the best results for Otter Tail County.”
John Dinsmore, Otter Tail County’s Administrator welcomes Betty with, “A hearty congratulations to Commissioner Murphy – and to the District 4 citizens who elected her. I believe the personal, professional and private sector experiences Betty brings to the role of county commissioner will greatly benefit Otter Tail County residents. Working collaboratively, finding compromises and reaching consensus on challenging issues is a big part of being a county commissioner. On behalf of our staff, we look forward to the expertise, creativity and leadership she’ll bring to Otter Tail County.”