Former FL administrator dies at 64

Donald C. Mack led village in early ’70s


Cliff Buchan
Staff Writer

Donald C. Mack, a former government official in Forest Lake, has died.

Mack was 64 when he died in late April. He was a resident of the St. Paul area.

Mack spent 18 months as village administrator in Forest Lake. He was hired in July of 1972 and worked here until December of 1973 when he resigned from his duties as administrator, zoning administrator, treasurer and civil defense director.

During his short time on staff here, Mack worked to redo the village’s liability insurance program, set up new building permit procedures, proposed a mobile home tie-down ordinance that was enacted by the village council and established new employment and benefit policies for village employees.

A graveside service for Donald C. Mack was Monday, April 29 at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.

Mack was a 1966 graduate of Cretin High School, St. Paul. He earned a B.A. degree in business administration and management from the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, in 1970 and later received his master’s degree in business administration and management from Mankato State University.

Prior to starting work in Forest Lake, Mack was a legislative employee during the 1971 session of the Minnesota Legislature and worked as a research intern for the Minnesota Department of Economic Development.