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Barron County administrator to present Sept. 16 'Thursdays at the U' lecture

| Linda Tollefsrud

Jeff French

Jeff French

On Sept. 16, Barron County administrator Jeff French will present "What are counties?" during UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays at the U" lecture. His presentation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus.

Please note: Per UW-Eau Claire's campus mask guidelines, masks are required indoors for all attendees.

French will show a brief video and share other information about the various roles, responsibilities and functions of counties as a part of our system of government.  He also will involve participants in a hands-on demonstration of county budgets.

French is a lifelong resident of Barron County, and there’s no place he’d rather be. He was county finance director from 2000-09 before beginning his role as county administrator. A student at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (now Northwood Technical College) from 1987-89, he then earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Lakeland College in 2000 and 2007, respectively. He is licensed both as a certified public accountant and as an enrolled agent. In his free time, he enjoys silent sports like cross-country skiing and biking.  

The "Thursdays at the U" weekly series is free and open to the public thanks to support from the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation. 

For more information about the series, contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at