The Lee BoCC is recruiting for a County Manager and applications are due May 13th, with selection to be completed by the end of June. It is critical that the person selected for this important position has the vision and proven experience to meet the serious challenges facing Lee County. BWL encourages the Board to conduct a national search for a proven leader who can lead a transformative organizational change effort, which is what is needed if the new vision for the County--a vibrant, livable, sustainable community with an integrated land use and transportation vision--(as articulated in EAR of the Horizon 2035 Plan) is to be successfully implemented.
If you know leaders in other communities that would be good candidates, encourage them to apply. If you have questions or issues you want to be considered as part of the interview process, the county has provided an online mechanism to participate. Click here. As this process moves forward, let County Commissioners know how important this decision is for the future of Lee County.
The County's website also includes the recruitment flyer, with the qualifications excerpted below:
"The County is seeking a decisive, professional manager who is approachable, articulate, ethical, and dedicated to providing public services. The ideal candidate will be a confident leader who has a proven record of being
results-oriented, who will set a course of action with clearly defined expectations and hold staff accountable. A team-oriented manager who values and empowers staff and is fair, consistent and equitable to all employees is needed. Establishing trust and demonstrating integrity and transparency with the Board, staff and the community is essential. A willingness to look at new approaches and inno-
vative solutions to improve operations and services will be needed. The selected
candidate will have exceptional communication skills to include listening and disseminating information effectively throughout the organization. The ability
to connect with the workforce and involvement in the community is important."
"Requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have at least seven years of progressively responsible senior level management experience in public or business administration, preferably within local government as a City/County Manager or Assistant City/County Manager with agencies of similar size and complexities. Private sector experience is valued and direct experience related to performance management, benchmarking, strategic planning, as well as intergovernmental and public/private partnerships is a plus. Solid financial and budgetary skills is a must. Residency within the County is required."