James City County Announces New County Administrator
June 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jody Puckett, Communications Director
Phone: (757) 253-6605
In a unanimous vote, the James City County Board of Supervisors has agreed to hire Robert C. Middaugh, as the next County Administrator. Middaugh has been an Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Beach, Florida since 2001 and will bring over 34 years of public service, local government leadership and fiscal management experience to James City County. He will succeed County Administrator Sandy Wanner who retires August 1.
Middaugh will begin as County Administrator on Monday, August 2 with a compensation package that includes a salary of $165,000, a car allowance and access to County fringe benefits. His initial contract is for two years.
The Board of Supervisors began the formal search process for a new County Administrator over six months ago by developing a community profile based on feedback received through interviews with community and business leaders; County and school staff; and the media. Over 70 resumes were received through a national search consultant, Springsted Incorporated. According to Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Kennedy, the Board worked collaboratively and diligently to find the right fit. “The entire Board is pleased that Bob Middaugh will be joining our team. We agree that he has the right experience and management style for James City County especially as we look at a challenging future coupled with the County’s continued growth and demand for services. We look forward to working with him.”
Middaugh’s experience highlights a strong background in organizational leadership, fiscal management, ethics and communications. He has experience in strategic planning, capital improvement projects, and citizen outreach and intends to use those skills in his new role. "I am honored to have been selected as the next County Administrator. I look forward to meeting and listening to the needs and concerns of residents and business owners to help the Board of Supervisors make this beautiful and historic community even better than it is today,” says Middaugh.
As a City of Miami Beach official, Middaugh brings a wealth of experience in tourism by working closely with tourism partners to market and promote the destination and support large scale events including Super Bowls, contemporary art shows and food and wine festivals.
In his role as Emergency Management Coordinator, he has managed numerous incidents including four hurricanes.
Besides the City of Miami Beach, Middaugh has experience in several localities across the country as Town Manager of Davie, Florida; City Manager of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Town Manager of Watertown, Connecticut; and City Administrator of Elk River, Minnesota.
Robert Middaugh has been married to his wife Melissa for 36 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.