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County manager finalist for Oregon job

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Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky is reported to be a finalist for a county administrator's position in Lane County, Ore., in a story published by The Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday.

Lane County is located in west central Oregon and has a population of roughly 350,000 people.

On Wednesday, in a note to The Record-Courier, Mokrohisky said he had mixed feelings about the Oregon job.

"I love the work we are doing in Douglas County," he said. "We have a strong board, an outstanding team and a great dialogue with residents. Plus, my family loves our life in Douglas County."

When he and his wife, Liz, arrived in 2009, they had a 3-month old daughter. He started here as assistant county manager after moving from Milwaukee, Wis., where he worked for a decade.

"Now we have a 5- and a 2-year-old — one of whom will always claim Nevada as her birthplace," he said. "I am conflicted ultimately on the right decision, but I have an obligation to my family to consider strong opportunities."

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Mokrohisky was 34 years old when he was named county manager on July 7, 2011, taking over for T. Michael Brown, who accepted a position as city manager of Hillsboro, Ore.

According to The Register-Guard, the five candidates for the job are meeting members of the public on Thursday, and a council member said it was possible they'd name a new administrator on Friday.

The advertised salary is $150,000-$175,000, plus benefits. the newspaper reported.

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