Anoka County Board chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah will become the next county administrator.
On a 4-2 vote at the Anoka County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Sivarajah was appointed to the position effective May 31. She was one of three finalists for the position following an internal search last month. Her contract is expected to be approved at the May 28 Anoka County Board meeting.
Current county administrator Jerry Soma is retiring at the end of the month after nearly 53 years of service to Anoka County residents starting first as a probation officer.
A special election will be necessary to fill Sivarajah's board seat in District Six.