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County bids happy retirement to Frank Hoehn

For Franklin County Technology Project Manager Frank Hoehn, his impending retirement comes with a certain level of mixed emotions: “It’s exciting to retire,” but there is also uncertainty – “it’s a new chapter in your life.”

The county held a retirement reception in his honor last week, with a spread of treats including a cake in the basement auditorium of the Franklin County Courthouse, during which colleagues dropped in to congratulate him.

Hoehn has been employed with the county for 13 years, preceded by two years as a contractor with the county. The professional network and relationships he has cultivated, he said, have been his greatest accomplishment during his career with the county. He said it’s been a pleasure to work with fellow county employees and try to meet the challenges of expanding technology in Franklin County, especially the continuing quest to bring broadband to the county.

“It’s so important from the standpoint of workforce development,” he said, “as well as economic development.”