HENNEPIN — Putnam County Clerk Dan Kuhn has announced his retirement at the end of June.
Deputy Clerk Tina Dolder will take over his role the following day as the new county clerk and recorder.
In her new role, Dolder will be responsible for property tax extension, vital records, voter registration, county board minutes, election authority for the county, registry of notary commissions, assumed business names, and all land records in the county.
Despite a list of duties, Dolder is confident in a smooth transition into her new role, having worked closely with Kuhn over the last year.
“I am very familiar with the Putnam County Courthouse as I started part-time in May 2014 in probation, landed a full-time position in the Circuit Clerk’s Office in July 2016,” Dolder said.
She took a volunteer layoff in June 2019, but then Kuhn called her in December of last year to ask if she’d come back and help out the county clerk and recorder’s office through the election.
She then continued to work part-time in the office preparing for Kuhn’s retirement.
“Everyday I feel something new comes up and I continue to learn,” Dolder said.
Dolder is also no stranger to community service, having filled many volunteer roles throughout Putnam County communities.
Since 2012, Dolder has been a Granville village trustee, she’s spent many years coaching softball, been a Rotary member and has served as Rotary president. She’s also a member of Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA), and spent several years of being a den leader for Cub Scouts.
“I have enjoyed serving my community,” Dolder said. “I truly believe it is important to be involved in your community. So when Dan wanted to retire I felt that this was my next step to continue to serve.
“I look forward to working with the public and meeting the needs of the individuals that walk in the Putnam County Clerk’s office. I will strive to have great communication with the public, PC board, and all other county officials and offices. I am sure there will be several challenges along the way learning new things as I go. However, I am confident that between myself, the County Board and other officials this will be a seamless transition.”
“I would like for the community to know that everyday is a new day,” she continued. “Come in to the office, ask questions and I will be glad to help you, if I don’t know the answer right away I will figure it out and get back to you. I will do my best to communicate with all of our residents, townships, and all other taxing entities we have.
“I am proud to be appointed as your new clerk and I hope to have your vote in the next election.”