Pros and cons on Pinellas administrator hopefuls
A consultant today presented the Pinellas County Commission with a list of 11 applicants to become the county's permanent administrator and replace Steve Spratt, who resigned last September during the Jim Smith land deal controversy.
The consultant made that first cut from an initial pool of 53 candidates and gave commissioners a list of pros and cons on each contender. Click here to read that report.
They are Pamela Brangaccio, former Safety Harbor manager and ex-Broward County administrator; Peter Crichton, county manager in Cumberland County, Maine; James Dates, a Pinellas County assistant administrator; Eric Johnson, budget director in Hillsborough County, Wally Hill, Hillsborough's deputy county administrator; Robert LaSala, former chief assistant county administrator in Pinellas and former city manager in Lancaster, Calif.; Bruce Loucks, former Charlotte County administrator; Darryl Martin, assistant county manager in Clark County, Nev., home to Las Vegas; Amy McEwen, senior assistant county administrator in Lake County, Ill.; Joseph Schmitt, assistant administrator in Collier County and Mark Woodard, assistant county administrator and chief of staff in Pinellas.
On July 1, commissioners will decide on a handful candidates to bring in for interviews. A final decision is expected Sept. 2.