[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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  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    way over paid for this job,and how many assistants over 100,000. per year the board needs more work and less people sitting around.maybe county commissinors salary needs to be cut like the talk of school boards. untill better times,or better management happens.
  • by Concerned Location: Tallahassee on Apr 26, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    I don't understand 7 commissioners. Alachua County runs on 5. Think of the budget cuts when we get rid of two of the commissioners on top of the savings of having PA gone.
  • by Foxgloves on Apr 26, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    Good Riddance. Should never have been hired in the first place. Should have been removed long ago. Over $280,000 a year in salary plus all the other retirement benefits and a long list of "other" paid for by stupid taxpayers and 7 commissioners who kept him on, kept giving him more. Would it total a million dollars a year, for how many years????? Stupid elected officials. I hope the investigation continues and you will learn more about county permits, what, who is denied, the cover ups and just how far the underhanded favors have gone, destroying a lot of people that have worked hard all their lives and making the friends of those elected rich. Contracts for their friends. Growth management does what they want. Lies to the courts. Millions and millions squandered over many years by the county. A governor for the state of Florida can run the state on $130,000 annual salary and this thing is paid over $280,000 just for the county, plus all the assistants and others that do nothing. Even the most stupid ought to have a few thoughts about what is going on with that government.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Tallahassee on Apr 26, 2011 at 04:28 AM
    THis is what happens in Tampa to the Mayor. HELLO MARKS you may be next DEERFIELD BEACH— Prosecutors have found fertile ground in this city's commission chambers. A former commissioner accused of stealing from his campaign account. A former mayor charged with voting on a project benefiting a company he received income from.
  • by unknown Location: Tallytown on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    Maybe he will take Bll Procter and the mayor with him
  • by WCTV Viewer on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    He is probably embarassed/fed up like probably alot of County employees of being associated in the same level of government where Proctor is affiliated with
  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:45 PM
    PA did a lot of good for Leon County. He put the brakes on a lot of underhanded and improper permiting and to me, especially in the County " Good Ol'Boy " system that took a lot of backbone....
  • by len on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:42 PM
    good for him,,,I do not care ,glad he is going ,,,,Now maybe they will get someone who can speak better English...
  • by spastic2 Location: Tallahassee on Apr 25, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    How do you know he said retirement. Make he said he had to get new tires. Could never understand a word that man said!
  • by Ra Location: Tally on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    I wonder if this was brought about by any of the investigations going on. Did he have a voice in the selection of the "turtle tunnel" as a good way to waste millions$$$$$$?????
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