Nicollet County Administrator Bob Podhradsky has announced his intention to retire from public service this summer. Podhradsky has served as county administrator since 2001, but has been in government service for nearly 40 years. The 62-year-old began his career in 1972 as a social worker in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. He was the Le Sueur County Director of Social Services before taking a position with Nicollet County 22 years ago. He served much of his tenure as county coordinator before the job transitioned to administrator. The exact date of Podhradsky’s last day with Nicollet County has yet to be determined, although it will likely be sometime in July.