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Sheriff hires Mielke to lead administrative functions


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Former County Commissioner Todd Mielke has a new gig.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced last week that Mielke will be joining the sheriff’s office as the chief administrative officer.

“I’ve been working to reorganize the department to focus my commissioned officers on protecting citizens and providing public safety, not managing administrative functions,” said Knezovich. “I wanted someone with a specific administrative background to lead the business side of the organization.”

The sheriff added, “Todd is a dynamic individual who has served as a change agent throughout his career, with exceptional leadership abilities in public, business and community organizations. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, building collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders, and navigating through complex organizational challenges.”

Mielke served more than 11 years serving as a county commissioner. More recently, he led transformational changes as the CEO of Greater Spokane Inc.

In his new role, Mielke will be responsible for the overall direction and oversight of the administrative, financial, risk management and government affairs services for the entire sheriff’s office. Additionally, he will be involved with special projects and initiatives for the department.

“This Sheriff has been one of the most visible officials in the region. I look forward to supporting his efforts for continuous improvement and providing citizens with one of the best law enforcement agencies in the northwest,” Mielke said

Mielke’s first day is Dec. 30.

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