Martin J. Krupa - County Administrator
July 2014 - The Emmet County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 17, unanimously approved the hiring of Marty Krupa as the County Administrator.
The position was formerly known as Controller. The title was changed by the Board to reflect the broader duties of the position and is a more common title used by municipalities in Michigan.
“I feel honored to have the Board’s support in taking on this position,” said Krupa. “I’m looking forward to carrying on the many exciting projects we have going on in Emmet County and working with the staff across all departments. We have a very thoughtful, forward-thinking Board of Commissioners who I enjoy working with and who I’ve gotten to know and respect during my time with the county.
We are fortunate to live in a place with so much positive momentum and I’m proud to have a role in continuing our successes.”
Krupa, 50, is an Emmet County native, born in Petoskey and raised in Cross Village where he lives today with his wife, Sarah, and three children, Nichole, Lindsey, and Ben. He graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1982.
Krupa graduated from Ferris State College (now University) in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He first started working for the County from April 1991-99 as the Finance Director and later returned to the County in January 2007 as Assistant County Controller and Human Resources Director.
Krupa takes the position as Administrator after the unexpected death of former Controller Lyn Johnson, who passed away in January of this year after 30 years at the helm of the County.
“Having worked side by side with Lyn for many years, this is a bittersweet moment for me. He was a strong leader for this county and set in motion many of the successes we experience today,” said Krupa. “He would often say, ‘What will it look like here 20 years down the road?’ I will work hard to make sure we continue envisioning how the county will look down the road, as Lyn strived to do.”
Commissioners supported the hiring decision in a 7-0 vote. Krupa was offered a 2-year contract by the Board, effective immediately.
"After interviewing all the final candidates for the Administrator of Emmet County Mr. Kurpa stood out in my mind as the best-fitted to lead us forward," said Commissioner Dan Plasencia, District 4. "Marty is well-qualified and experienced and has played a major role in forming our vision to continue making Emmet County the best place to live and prosper."