Leon County Commissioners gave Leon County Administrator Vince Long a near perfect score for his 2020-21 annual evaluation. Long’s average score of the commissioner ratings was 4.98 on a 5 point scale.
Individual commissioners scores are provided below.
Four commissioners gave Long a perfect score. The lowest score was 4.93 by Commissioner Kristin Dozier.
Commissioner Carolyn Cummings wrote that:
The County Administrator has shown and continues to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills not only to Leon County but to County Administrators throughout the State of Florida and the nation. His leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been stellar and his recognition for the protection of first responders and all county employees has been lauded.
Chairman Rick Minor wrote:
Throughout this evaluation period, Leon County’s government has continued to face a multitude of challenges stemming from global and national issues: protecting citizens and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring racial equity and equal justice, navigating the heightened political divisions and disruption within state and federal government, etc. As such, the demands upon local government are greater than they’ve been in many years. In my assessment, our County Administrator and his staff continue to do an exceptional job serving the citizens of Leon County and assisting the Board of County Commissioners in making some very difficult decisions.
At next week’s meeting, the Board will ratify the County Administrator’s annual performance review. To ensure that the performance evaluation process is conducted in a fair and open manner, the Board adopted a policy which provides that the County Administrator shall present an Annual Report to the Board in September of each year summarizing the state and performance of the County over the past fiscal year.
Following this presentation, each Commissioner was requested to complete an individual performance evaluation of the County Administrator.
The Commissioners evaluation focuses on seven key areas:
- Professional Skills and Status
- Relations with Board of County Commissioners
- Policy Execution
- Fiscal Management
- Citizen/Community Relations
Completed performance reviews by each individual Commissioner and his or her comments can be viewed here.
According to the County Administrator’s contract, Long shall receive a 5% annual increase and an annual merit increase as determined by the Chairman.
Notwithstanding the Board’s performance rating of the County Administrator, as he has done in most years, he has requested once again that the Chairman not grant the additional merit increase for this year.