Escambia County Administrator

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The Escambia County Administrator is the executive head of Escambia County, Florida. The position is appointed by the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for carrying out the decisions made by the Board.

Janice P. Gilley was the last County Administrator. She was fired in 2020 in a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Doug Underhill indecent. Commissioner Steven Barry sought the decision, saying that Gilley was not working out as county administrator. Barry made the request to put Gilley's contract up for debate as he came under increasing public scrutiny over a plan to seek back pay for commissioners and senior-level officials who he said weren't informed of a lucrative county retirement plan. Commissioner Jeff Bergosh seconded Barry's motion to remove Gilley. Wes Moreno was selected to take on the interim role right after Ms. Gilley was fired.