County Administration


Appointed by the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners, the county administrator acts as the chief administrative officer for the county and is responsible to the board for the day-to-day operations of county government.


The county administrator's main duties include: 

  • Assisting the commission in establishing long and short term goals and objectives for the county
  • Assuring the commissioner's directives are conducted thoroughly and efficiently
  • Coordinating efforts with other state, federal, county, municipal and non-profit agencies
  • Drafting a recommended county annual operating budget for the board
  • Preparing commission meeting agendas
  • Preparing policy recommendations for commissioners' approval

Department directors and staff work under the county administrator to provide a wide variety of services to our residents as directed by the policies and procedures established by the board of county commissioners.