Greene County to vote on new administrator hire


The Greene County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether to promote Brandon Huddleson, the assistant county administrator, to county administrator during a meeting today.

If commissioners approve the resolution, Huddleson’s appointment to county administrator would be retroactive to Aug. 11.

“I think everybody is happy with his performance and the vote will happen tomorrow,” Greene County Commissioner Tom Koogler said Wednesday. “We’ll see what happens.”

The resolution states:

“… during his time as Assistant County Administrator, Mr. Huddleson has exhibited an understanding of the concerns and needs of the County, the employee and the residents.”

Huddleson declined to comment Wednesday.

“I would feel more comfortable commenting after the vote,” he said.

Greene County Commissioner Bob Glaser also declined to comment before today’s vote.

If Huddleson is appointed county administrator, he will get a 38 percent salary increase, from $72,500 to $100,000.

He will also receive a maximum of $15,000 per year for education expenses such as tuition, registration and textbooks. He must pass all courses with a “C” or better, according to the agreement.

Huddleson was appointed assistant county administrator and interim county administrator in February after the former administrator, Howard Poston, retired that same month.

About two weeks before Poston was scheduled to retire, commissioners announced plans to hire Warren Brown to fill the Greene County administrator vacancy. However Brown, who was the Sandusky County administrator, turned down the job a week later.

Huddleson started his career with the county in the sanitary engineering office almost 14 years ago. While working as a operations supervisor, he was promoted to manager, and after a decade, he was promoted to director of the county services department which has a $2.7 million budget and 32 employees.



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