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Palm Beach County commissioners weigh in-house promotion, national search to replace Weisman

by George Bennett | March 9th, 2014

With Palm Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman (left) retiring next year, potential successors include Deputy Administrator Verdenia Baker (second from left) and Assistant Administrator Shannon LaRocque (second from right). Contrary to this photo, county government leaders are not actually 120 feet tall.

Despite having a rotating cast of seven politicians as his bosses, Palm Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman has held his job more than 22 years — about three times longer than the national average for city or county managers.

Weisman, 61, plans to retire in August 2015. So county commissioners this week will begin to discuss how to go about finding a replacement.

When former County Administrator Jan Winters resigned in 1991, commissioners promoted assistant administrator Weisman without a formal job posting or competitive process. This time around, the commission will consider that option, or seeking applications from county employees, or conducting a national search.

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One Response to “Palm Beach County commissioners weigh in-house promotion, national search to replace Weisman”

  1. jac Says:

    Do we really need a national search? We have enough talent in this state. Are we only qualified for Governor Scott’s mostly minimum wage jobs?

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