Local Man Recommended For County Administrator Job

January 26, 2008

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The Escambia County Commission voted 5-0 Saturday to recommend Interim County Administrator Bob McLaughlin for the county’s top job. The vote on the county administrator will take place at the commission’s meeting on February 7.

The county’s five commissioners spent over six hours interviewing the six top applicants for the position in a public meeting downtown Saturday. Individual commissioners had the opportunity to meet privately with each applicant on Friday. There were originally 38 candidates. That list was narrowed to seven, with one person dropping out before the interview process.

McLaughlin has been an assistant county administrator since 2002. He went to work for the county in 1996 as deputy public works director after 23 years with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Willie Taylor, a current Assistant County Administrator, was the other local finalist. He has been with Escambia County since 2006.

Other finalist were Betty M. Baker, Administrative Services Director, Alachua County, Florida; Pamela Brangaccio, former County Administrator, Broward County, Florida; Dennis W. Kelly, Deputy City Manager, City of North Miami, Florida; and Charles R. Oliver, City Manager, City of Peoria, Illinois.

Pictured above: Bob McLaughlin

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