Escambia County Bids Farewell To Retiring Administrator Jack Brown

February 8, 2019

Escambia County recognized and honored retiring Administrator Jack Brown Thursday. A reception in his honor was held Thursday afternoon, and the county commission approved a proclamation in the evening.

Brown retired to take of his wife and her health issues.

He became administrator on June 8, 2014, and walked into the aftermath of flooding of historic proportions from the April 2014 flood event including relocation of prisoners after the Central Booking and Detention Center explosion and numerous infrastructure issues.

He worked to secure new sites for the Escambia County 4-H Facility in Molino and the Escambia County Correctional Facility, and he worked with the state and Navy Federal on traffic issues. He worked with the U.S. Navy on multiple issues to keep the OLF-8 and OLF-X land swap project on track.

After the Florida Department of Transportation closed several bridges in North Escambia due to structural issues, Browned worked to find a solution to replace in bridges in a timely fashion while saving taxpayer money.

Employees also received a 3-percent pay increase in annual operating budgets during Brown’s tenure.

Brown, a resident of Molino, retired to take care of his wife and her health issues.

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3 Responses to “Escambia County Bids Farewell To Retiring Administrator Jack Brown”

  1. Mars Mayflower on February 11th, 2019 11:26 am

    Jack Brown is the hardest working man I have ever met. Godspeed, Mr. Brown.

  2. Well on February 8th, 2019 6:57 am

    Congratulations Mr. Brown. You will be missed !

    Wishing you and your wife the best.

  3. Thankful on February 8th, 2019 5:43 am

    Thank you Mr. Brown for your service!

    Met you at one of the Sector Plan meetings and sat in a few of the Board of County Commisioner meetings and it always seemed to me you were the voice of reason when things got wonkie.

    Hoping your Wife gets better very soon.

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