Building a sustainable foundation for a safe, healthy, and welcoming community through public service excellence.
A vibrant community where everyone thrives.
- Thoughtful: We are intentional with our thoughts and actions by considering the needs of others and acting with respect and compassion. We use data and community input to make informed decisions.
- Principled: We are careful stewards of our resources and are honest, ethical, and accountable in our work and interactions.
- Inclusive: We strive to build equitable and supportive environments that cultivate a sense of belonging.
- Service Focused: We strive to add value to the community through quality core services, innovative problem-solving, and continuous improvement.
- Collaborative: We work together and seek diverse perspectives, ideas, and experiences to strengthen our community.
American Rescue Plan Act
Olmsted County has prioritized about $31 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds, first allocated in May 2021, must be spent before December 2026. Olmsted County has prioritized ARPA funds toward numerous projects aimed at offering resources to help turn the tide on the COVID-19 pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
Olmsted County is dedicated to making sound financial decisions and following strong financial policies and practices. We support the priorities of Olmsted County while taking a responsible approach to our county’s commitments to residents, business owners, and community partners. Learn more about our annual budget process by reading our administrator’s budget message or viewing our Budget in Brief.
Olmsted County has created a balanced scorecard to track measures of success impacting county operations that has been approved by our board of commissioners. The balanced scorecard contains measures and targets in each of four perspectives: customer/resident satisfaction and quality of life; financial stewardship; internal processes; and organizational capacity. Our 2024 balanced scorecard will roll out in early 2024.
The county sets priorities prior to each legislative session to help focus advocacy efforts on initiatives that will support the county’s mission and goals. See the priority items for 2024.
Each year, Olmsted County participates in a voluntary state measures program, administered by the State Auditor’s Office. This performance reporting provides transparency and comparison with services of other local government jurisdictions in Minnesota to assure quality standards are met.
Survey of residents
Olmsted County regularly surveys its residents to learn more about their quality of life and their experience with Olmsted County government. We use this survey to identify areas of focus for our work to improve the quality of life in Olmsted County and also to improve our services to residents. Please see the 2022 resident survey report below.
Olmsted County community indicators
Olmsted County has a population of approximately 163,000 and is one of 87 counties in Minnesota. Community indicators help to understand Olmsted County from a variety of perspectives. These indicators are intended to support county leadership by providing valuable data and information toward fulfilling the county’s mission of “providing the foundation of a vibrant community.”
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