Sarasota News Leader

11/01/2013

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TRANSITIONAL START The County Commission conducts an Oct. 29 facilities planning workshop with Tom Harmer as its interim county administrator. Photo by Norman Schimmel INTERIM SARASOTA COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR THOMAS HARMER LED A SIMILAR TRANSITION IN TITUSVILLE IN 1999 AFTER THE CITY MANAGER WAS FIRED THERE By Roger Drouin County Editor During his first full day as Sarasota County's interim administrator — Monday, Oct. 28 — Thomas Harmer was busy. And he will stay busy over the next few months. READ TOM HARMER'S RESUME "I sat down to eat lunch at 2, and by 2:03 I was done," Harmer said. Harmer met with some of his staff Monday, already identifying more than 40 priorities. The interim administrator sent a memo asking all county employees — from the "front lines to support staff" — to focus on their day-to-day activities. The former fire chief and Titusville city manager ended the memo Click image above to download Tom Harmer has 26 years of experience in local government, including almost eight years as city manager of Titusville.

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