Assistant county administrator named

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Monica Elder, the county’s purchasing agent/planner, has been promoted to assistant county administrator of Charlotte County.

County Administrator Daniel “Dan” Witt made the announcement during the Monday, Feb. 10 meeting of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors.

“I am very pleased with the work Monica has done and continues to do for the county,” Witt said. “As part of the team, she is an asset to me, the board of supervisors, the planning commissioners, and the organization.”

According to Witt, when the previous assistant county administrator left the position several years ago, the responsibilities of the position fell to other members of the staff.

“This worked a while, but with the additional responsibilities and expectations for administration by the board, it became apparent to me the need to fill the position,” Witt said.

County officials are currently seeking applicants for Elder’s former position of purchasing agent/planner.

The position of assistant county administrator’s salary ranges between $60,000 and $80,000, and according to Witt, the BOS approved the position in the FY2020 budget that started July 1, 2019.

Elder will begin the position at $60,000.

Elder, a 1993 graduate of Randolph-Henry High School, has worked at the Charlotte County administration office since October 2006. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in English from Averett University.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve Charlotte County in this new role and greatly appreciate the support I’ve received from the board of supervisors, the county administrator, staff, and the citizens of Charlotte County,” Elder said.

Elder further said she looks forward to continuing to work with the team at the County Administration Office.