The Douglas County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to make Patrick Bloomingdale the county administrator come February.
Bloomingdale, 43, has worked the past 10 years as deputy county administrator. He joined the county in 1993 as a deputy county attorney in the civil division.
The board agreed to increase Bloomgindale's salary to $138,000 in February. His salary will climb to $142,500 after three months in the new job. Bloomingdale currently makes about $87,000.
Bloomingdale will replace Kathleen Kelley, who will retire at the end of January. Kelley, who turns 66 next month, has been with the county for 24 years, 15 of them as county administrator.
— John Ferak