Escambia County

Does Touart really know the current county staff?

November 2, 2012


I listened to WUWF’s coverage of the Escambia County Commission hiring George Touart as the interim county administrator until a full-time one is hired. In his motion, Commissioner Gene Valentino cited Touart for knowing the staff and could thereby provide a seamless transition.

Touart was fired in September 2007. The county government has changed considerably since he ruled the county.

Most of the department heads that were with the county when George Touart was county administrator five years are gone. Over 50 employees-including 37 department heads and supervisors) were offered severance packages in 2008 (Read more). Also the HR Director Rod Powell and PIO Sonya Daniel have moved on to other jobs.

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  • April fool November 3, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Of what value is institutional knowledge of a dysfunctional institution? Riddle me that! I would also like an explanation from Valentino detailing the “progress” that he thinks Touart can “continue”. Shows just how out of touch with reality this joker is.

  • jeeperman November 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Plus Touart can go in and replace whom ever he wants and put his lackeys in positions that REALLY matter.

  • LOL November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    All, remember Robertson is up for reelection, and there is someone running against him.

  • Ames November 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    But he knows the ones who matter ;)