Johanna Berg to lead Economic Growth and Community Investment Service Team

Johanna Berg to lead Economic Growth and Community Investment Service Team

Ramsey County Manager Julie Kleinschmidt has announced the assignment of Johanna Berg to the position of Deputy County Manager – Economic Growth and Community Investment, effective January 1, 2018. The Economic Growth and Community Investment Service Team consists of the operational departments Community & Economic Development, Library, Parks & Recreation, Property Management, Public Works, Regional Railroad Authority and Workforce Solutions.

"Johanna has proven herself again and again as a top-notch executive with a proven track record of delivering large, high-priority initiatives on behalf of our residents and organization," said Kleinschmidt. "Her approach and deep commitment to public service have improved our operational effectiveness in many areas. I'm excited to have her in place as the right leader at this transformational time for our Economic Growth and Community Investment team."

Johanna Berg

Berg joined Ramsey County in 2011 as the county’s Chief Information Officer. She was promoted to Deputy County Manager – Information and Public Records in August of 2015 and has served on the County Manager’s Executive Team since that time. Berg has played an integral leadership role in several complex strategic and operational initiatives including implementing consolidation of countywide IT services, creation of the Project Management Office, the Ramsey Online and Open Data Portal projects, Enterprise Risk Management, and the restructuring of Property Records & Revenue. She has been overseeing the Public Works, Regional Railroad Authority and Community & Economic Development departments on an interim basis since August of this year.

Deputy County Manager - Safety and Justice, Scott Williams, will assume temporary leadership duties for the Information and Public Records Service Team during a search for another permanent deputy. In addition, Chief Financial Officer Lee Mehrkens will continue as the point person and leader for Rice Creek Commons and Riverfront Properties during this transitional period.

Prior to joining Ramsey County, Berg held multiple senior leadership positions throughout 16 years with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota where she also studied business administration. 

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