After 16 years with Marion County and 51 years in public service, Marion County Chief Administrative Officer John Lattimer has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2019. At its June 12, 2019, regular Board Session the Board of Commissioners appointed Jan Fritz to fill the chief administrative officer and budget officer positions effective July 1, 2019.
Ms. Fritz has extensive experience in government and business management. She has served Marion County for 25 years, as the county's deputy county administrative officer since 2007, and the county personnel officer since 2008. Her expertise ranges from banking to public administration, budgeting, financial management, and human resource management.
She has a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University, is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), holds a human resources management certificate from Oregon State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Program.
Ms. Fritz served on the Sublimity City Council for 12 years and as president of the Sublimity Planning Commission for three years. Throughout her career, she has served in a volunteer capacity on numerous community boards and commissions including Oregon's City/County Manager Association, United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Board of Directors, North Santiam Tourism Board, Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Regis High School Foundation, Peer Court Advisory Council, Stayton Library Foundation, and Marion County's Public Safety Coordinating Council and Council of Economic Advisors among others. She has been honored by the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce as both Woman of the Year and First Citizen.
Board chair, Commissioner Kevin Cameron, said, "Jan Fritz possesses the experience, knowledge, talent, and skills needed to continue the great work that provides excellent service to the residents of Marion County. Her knowledge of Marion County is a tremendous asset and her history of service speaks for itself. We are fortunate to have someone like Jan to take over from John Lattimer."
Ms. Fritz said, "It has been my privilege to work side by side with John Lattimer for the last 16 years. He has laid a foundation of collaboration among county departments and community partners, established high standards for financial management, and set expectations of transparency and accountability." She continued, "Marion County has an excellent executive management team in place. I look forward to continuing to work alongside elected officials, department heads, and employees as we deliver exceptional services to Marion County's communities."