Monday, December 11, 2017
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Longtime Hernando business development director resigns

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County's longtime business development director, Michael McHugh, resigned Wednesday, saying he has decided to pursue new opportunities.

McHugh, who was hired in June 2002, has at various points overseen the county's airport, tourism development, and building and zoning departments.

He called the work he has done with the county "a labor of love'' and expressed pride in being a part of drawing in more than 2,000 new jobs to the county during his tenure.

"We have accomplished a lot,'' he said. "I'm ready for a little bit of a break.''

McHugh's last day will be Sept. 13, and he told County Administrator Len Sossamon that he will work with him to maintain momentum on the county's economic development efforts until he departs.

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