Alachua County Manager Position Offered to Next Candidate
The Alachua County Commission has chosen to offer the position of Alachua County Manager to Randy Oliver, current CEO of Oliver and Associates in Pensacola.
The commission met Tuesday to discuss the search for county manager. Oliver will be the third person to whom the commission has offered the job.
During the meeting, the commission spoke about whether to offer the job to Oliver, or to keep searching and let Acting Deputy County Manager Betty Baker take over until the commission chose someone else.
County Commission Chair Mike Byerly voiced concerns about choosing Oliver. He said he did not think they were taking the right course. He said that Oliver was his last choice.
There was also discussion on whether to make the same offer, or to adjust the contract. County Commissioner, Charles “Chuck” Chestnut, said it was only fair to keep the offer the same as for the other two candidates.
The motion to offer Oliver the job passed with a 4-1 vote. Byerly was in dissent.
Oliver will be the new county manager, pending his acceptance of the position.
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