Richard West

Richard West, Otter Tail County’s long serving county engineer, will be retiring.

West, a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in civil engineering, began his career with Otter Tail County 30 years ago as the county engineer.

“In my career here, under Rick’s supervision, he always brought a big picture perspective,” said Chris McConn, Otter Tail County solid waste director. “He has always been encouraging and supportive of our work. Rick’s personality, experience and rapport cannot be replaced.”