[UPDATE] Leon County Administrator Retiring

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

UPDATE 4-26-2011 4:28pm

Commission just voted to accept Alam's retirement and hire Vince Long as the new administrator.

Alam says he is retiring with a heavy heart and with pride. He says it's been a humbling experience and he is leaving fully satisfied.

Each commissioner had nothing but great things to say about Alam. Bill Proctor called him "brilliant."

The commissioners all say they are confident in Long's ability to also lead as administrator because of his hard work as deputy county administrator.


UPDATE 4-26-2011 4:14pm

Tallahassee, FL - Commissioners still making comments. Dozier says supports Long but suggests public search.


UPDATE 4-26-2011 3:49pm

Tallahassee, FL - Parwez Alam has read his letter of intent to resign as Leon County Administrator.

Desloge made motion for Deputy Co. Admin. Vince Long to take Alam's place. Seconded by Akinyemi.

Commissioners are now going one by one speaking about Alam.


Tallahassee, FL - Leon County's long-time administrator plans to announce his retirement tomorrow.

Several county officials confirm that Parwez Alam will announce his retirement at tomorrow's Leon County Commission Meeting.

Alam has served in that role since 1989. He has no comment right now and we have no word on the timeline for finding a replacement.

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