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Brown County Administrator:
  Sam Hansen

Sam Hansen, as Administrator for Brown County, is the administrative head of the County and is responsible for the administration of County affairs as delegated by the County Board. The Administrator provides supervision of the department heads who direct County departmental operations. Brown County is committed to providing a positive and healthy work environment and educating its workers to provide quality service.

Hansen began his tenure in Brown County in May of 2019. Previously, he served as City Manager in St. James and City Administrator/EDA Director in Sherburn MN. Hansen also has experience in management in the private sector. In 2018, Sam was honored with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities “Excellence in Service by Non-elected Official” award.

A native of nearby Morgan, Minnesota, Hansen earned his bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Psychology and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University. Hansen is married and resides in New Ulm. In his free time, he plays and umpires baseball and enjoys curling in the winter. Hansen is also a longtime member of the International City/County Management Association and is a Credentialed Manager.

Contact County Administrator

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6600
Fax: (507) 359-1430

Email: Sam Hansen, Brown County Administrator



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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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