CANYON CITY – Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin announced last week he will be moving to the west side and a new job in the new year.
Joslin, whose second term is ending this month, has accepted a post as a deputy district attorney in the Benton County District Attorney’s Office. He will be one of six deputy attorneys in the Corvallis-based office.
While the job is a change, the terrain won’t be too unfamiliar. Joslin, who has been in Grant County for 14 years, hails from the Willamette Valley and has relatives in Monmouth.
Joslin’s wife, Kim, recently stepped down from her job as executive director of the local nonprofit VALUE ADDED.
A farewell open house last Thursday drew a crowd to the Courthouse offices to share refreshments and wish Joslin well.
The staff presented a plaque honoring his service and a photo collage from his tenure, and representatives of local law enforcement agencies thanked him for his work with them.
Joslin ran for a third term this year but lost to local attorney Jim Carpenter at the polls. Carpenter will be among several county officials sworn into office at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, in the Circuit Courtroom in the Courthouse.