Commissioners turn down help with county manager search

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM.

The peer review program is new, and Walton County has been the first county to engage the FAC’s assistance in looking for a county manager.

Holley said that small counties are often the starting jobs for professional county managers, and the average job span industry wide is about two and a half years.

“You are looking for a professional with a very specific set of managerial skills and experience,” Holley said.

On Thursday, Commissioner Todd Abbott’s motion to accept the FAC’s assistance died for lack of a second.

“I need to refrain from voting because I am on the Florida Association of Counties board,” Commissioner Joel Pate said. No one else said anything and the motion was killed.

“I want to wait and see what they do with Walton County,” said Commission Chairman Alan Bush. “I think we need to keep David in that chair for a couple of more months, just so we can get some things done.”

Bush said he was very pleased with the job Corbin has been doing as an interim county administrator. “In the month or so he’s been there, he’s gotten things done that have been on hold for years.”

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