There are several interesting items on the agenda for today’s Okaloosa Board of County Commissioner’s meeting.
Proclamation for OCI Tracking team – The Okaloosa Correctional Institute tracking dog team was able to find a boy with special needs after he was lost last month after getting home from school. The team will bring the three human personnel on the team as well as their furrier counterparts.
Okaloosa County hires new Deputy County Administrator – Okaloosa County has made a decision on who will replace Greg Kisela as Deputy County Administrator for Operations. Kisela retires next month. Craig Coffey will take the mantle from Kisela and comes with a wealth of local government experience.
Some Highlights from Mr. Coffey’s past include
- More than 20 years’ experience in county governments in Iowa, Kentucky and Florida
- He most recently served in Flagler County where he tackled some of the challenges facing Okaloosa County now – such as jail expansion and beach restoration.
- Mr. Coffey served as the incident commander for the response to Hurricane Michael in Flagler County
- Military Service – Mr. Coffey was a Captain in the Army Reserves, where he served as a Military Policeman. He was involved in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and was a part of the first reserve using to ever earn an 82nd airborne combat patch.
- Mr. Coffey, if confirmed, will begin work on the 12th of November.
Ad-Hoc Recycling Committee – Okaloosa County may put together an ad-hoc recycling committee to review, comment, and make recommendations to the BCC on recycling matters. The committee will have 3 at large members, one member from the Senior Professionals Organization, one member from the education community, two members (one from the north end and one from the south) recommended by the League of Cities, one member of the business community and one member representing the environmental community.