Escambia County Commission

Escambia County

 

 Whoever is the choice for the Escambia County Administrator position will have to wait a bit longer before finding out. The County Commission held a series of private and public interviews with the five candidates on Thursday.

Before the interviews, Chairman Lumon May once again criticized the selection process conducted by the Dallas-based head-hunting firm Waters Consulting.

Candidates for Escambia County Administrator are in Pensacola this week for a series of meetings and interviews.

The selection process with the five finalists were re-scheduled from late January, when a rare winter storm hit the Pensacola area. In all, 20 applicants were submitted to a local search committee by the Dallas-based firm Waters Consulting.

Committee Chairman Dave Pavlock says nothing really jumped out from the collected resumes, as they worked to determine the best candidates for the job.

City of Pensacola

The Pensacola City Council Thursday evening gave unanimous approval to an interlocal agreement with the Escambia County Commission, to help bring ST Aerospace and its 300 jobs to Pensacola International Airport. 

A citizens’ advisory committee has whittled down the list of candidates for Escambia County Administrator from 15. The next step is to bring them in for interviews later this month.

Twenty applicants had been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims told the Commission at its Committee of the Whole Meeting Thursday that the list is made up of the five, plus one alternate.

Adam Gerard

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan and other law enforcement and elected officials gathered in late September, to ask the community to come forward and help them end gun violence in the county.

This was not the Sheriff’s first such appeal to the community; there had been many over the past few years. The catalyst for this latest were three shootings in September that left one man wounded and two people dead – 31-year-old Houston Parker and 14-year-old Kenteyonna Anderson. Investigators say Anderson was shot in the crossfire while trying to leave the area.

Province of British Columbia

  A five-year federal investigation of the Escambia County Jail was released in May, painting a bleak picture of the facility.

Exactly who would run the jail on September 1st – the original deadline -- was front and center at a Commission agenda review meeting in June. The main sticking point was a letter from Commissioner Grover Robinson to Sheriff David Morgan. Robinson said if running the jail was beyond Morgan’s capacity, he – Robinson – would be glad to relieve him of that duty.

Escambia County Searches For New Administrator

Dec 6, 2013
Pensacola News Journal

When the Escambia County Commission meets this (Thurs) evening, it’s expected to narrow the list of candidates for County Administrator.

The names of 20 applicants have been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims says the list reflects a nationwide search and wide diversity – six African-Americans, including one woman, and a diversity of professional backgrounds.

Touart Out In Administrator Search

Dec 6, 2013
ricksblog.net

The Escambia County Commission Thursday moved forward in the search for a new administrator. That next step will be without Interim Administrator George Touart.

Lumon May Begins Service As County Commission Chair

Dec 5, 2013
myescambia.com

When the Escambia County Commission meets today, it will be the first full session with Commissioner Lumon May as Chairman. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with May recently, just after the gavel was passed.

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