Winter Weather Ices Escambia’s Plans To Name New Adminstrator

January 31, 2014

Escambia County’s best laid plans to name an administrator by today were put on ice — very literally — by this week’s winter storm.

The Escambia County Commission was set to hold one-on-one job interviews with each of the five finalists for the county administrator position yesterday. Each finalist was to have met separately with individual commissioners in their offices prior to public interviews with the full board in the afternoon.  A second special board meeting was to have been held this morning to pick a new top boss for the county if one had not been named on Thursday.

But the winter weather caused the postponement of the interviews. They will be rescheduled for sometime during February, most likely toward the end of the month.

The five finalists for Escambia County administrator, as recommended by a citizens advisory committee, are:

  • Jack Brown — Perry, FL. County Administrator, Taylor County BOCC.
  • Ted Lakey — Graceville, FL. County Administrator, Jackson County BOCC.
  • Albert Penska — Gettysburg, PA. County Manager, Adams County.
  • William Reynolds — Pensacola. Former City Administrator, City of Pensacola.
  • John Weaver — Murrells Inlet, SC. Attorney, Thomas & Brittain

The original pool of candidates was compiled by the Waters Consulting Group before being cut to five by the citizens committee.


3 Responses to “Winter Weather Ices Escambia’s Plans To Name New Adminstrator”

  1. troubled on January 31st, 2014 7:39 pm

    Why can’t they get someone from here? If they are a former employee then that should tell people something. We in north end are tired of seconds!!!
    Me just saying

  2. molino jim on January 31st, 2014 9:34 am

    Looking at the history of the county– Reynolds should fit right in.

  3. well on January 31st, 2014 7:20 am

    I feel sure the snow was a lot more interesting anyway.

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