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Greene County commissioners appoint new administrator


Greene County commissioners unanimously appointed Brandon Huddleson county administrator during a meeting on Thursday.

Huddleson’s appointment comes six months after he was appointed assistant county administrator in February and then interim county administrator later the same month. Before that, he was director of the county services department.

“Brandon has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Greene County Commissioner Tom Koogler before the vote. “He is doing an excellent job and I can’t point to one area or one project where he did not exceed expectations.”

Huddleson earned $72,509 as the assistant administrator. With his promotion, he will earn $100,000 yearly. He will also receive $15,000 annually to cover college courses.

Huddleson, 40, does not have a contract, and will serve as an at-will employee.

“So the pressure is on for him to perform which I have every confidence that he’s going to continue to exceed expectations,” Koogler said. “I am pleased he’s going to be our county administrator.”

Huddleson said he will begin college courses next month.

“I enrolled in Indiana Wesleyan (University),” Huddleson said. “I’m pursuing a degree in business.”

Koogler said he spoke with other county administrators, and asked them how important was it for an administrator to have a college degree.

“Given the fact that Brandon has had many years of experience with the county, understands all the different facilities and operations, the wisdom of that knowledge trumps what he would have received with a degree,” Koogler said. “Not to say it’s not important, but equivalence-type education and knowledge is very very important and it can be very beneficial to the county to move forward.”

Huddleson replaced Howard Poston who retired in February. Huddleson stepped into the role of interim county administrator after Warren Brown from Sandusky County tentatively accepted the vacant county administrator position, but rejected the job offer a week later.


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