March 18, 2024

Oronoco, MN selects Jason Baker as new City Administrator

The City of Oronoco has selected Jason Baker as its next city administrator.  Oronoco contracted with SCSC Local Government Solutions to administer the executive search.

Baker completed his master’s degree in Administration from the University of South Dakota, with an Organizational Leadership specialization. Baker is actively pursuing his Public Administration Doctorate from Liberty University. He has served as a law enforcement officer for the Sioux Falls Police Department, Turner County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota State University Police Department, and the Alcester Police Department. Baker was also an Adjunct Instructor/Skills Evaluator for the Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre, South Dakota, and was involved in community service organizations in Brookings, South Dakota. Baker will begin his City of Oronoco duties on March 25, 2024.

About Oronoco, Minnesota

Oronoco is in Olmsted County, Minnesota, along the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River with a population of 1,802 (2020 census). A bedroom community for nearby Rochester, Oronoco offers a variety of activities and recreational opportunities with nearby lakes, parks and trails for those who enjoy the outdoors. The community is known for its quaint charm and friendly locals, and is an attractive place to live due to its charming atmosphere and wide range of amenities. Visit

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About SCSC's Executive Search Program

The SCSC Executive Search Program assists member local governments in recruiting all department head-level positions: administrator, manager, HR director, finance director, public works director, city/county engineer, etc.  SCSC will assist in placing interim administrators and city clerks.  For more information, please contact Mike Humpal (