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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Lenawee County Announces New Administrative Team

Lenawee County is pleased to announce the new administration team taking office in April 2022. This team is physically located on the second floor of the newly renovated Old Courthouse building at 301 N Main Street in Adrian.

The new Deputy County Administrator, Shannon Elliott, begins her new position this week. Elliott, who has worked for Lenawee County for sixteen years, brings her extensive experience in project management, community relations, fiscal management, compliance, reporting, and mediation to her new role. She is transitioning from her current position as the Court Administrator for the Lenawee County Probate Court. “I am thrilled that the selection committee selected me for this position,” stated Elliott. “I am stepping into some big shoes to fill, but I am confident in our future success as a team.”

Elliott will be joining Kimberly Murphy, who was recently appointed as the County Administrator by the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners in preparation for Administrator Marshall’s retirement. Murphy was chosen unanimously by the commission, having twenty-three years of experience in local and county government. Thirteen of those years were spent as Deputy County Administrator where she demonstrated organization, management, and communication skills to ensure that county government was providing services to citizens in the most ethical, economical, and efficient manner possible.

“I am looking forward to working with Shannon to continue the great work we have been doing in the administration of our county government,” stated Murphy. “Her extensive education and experience led to her unanimous selection by the interviewing committee. This should be a seamless transition and we are all very excited for the work ahead.”

Martin Marshall, the current Lenawee County Administrator, will be retiring this month following 37 years of service to the county in a variety of roles. He has been the Lenawee County Administrator since 2010, successfully leading the county through a recovering economy following the Great Recession and through many infrastructure projects. The strength of Lenawee County’s finances and operational success can be attributed to his leadership and work with many dedicated co-workers, commissioners, and municipalities.

“I am confident about the future direction of county government,” stated Marshall. “Both Ms. Murphy and Ms. Elliott have been working in county government administration for years and are exceedingly talented. They will be leading the great team of professionals we have assembled here at Lenawee County, and I’m leaving it in great hands.”

Administrator Marshall will retire on April 21, 2022. There will be a celebration for his retirement on April 20, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Old Courthouse. Following the celebration, there will be an open house for the newly renovated building from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with tours and staff available. 

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