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During the August 17th Board of Commissioner’s Meeting, Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to recalibrate its organizational structure. The proposal brought forth by new County Administrator, Sharon D. Subadan, was met with approval.
After several hours of planning and discussion during a recent County leadership retreat, and further discussion during the August 16th Board of Commissioners Work Session, the personnel changes were approved.
“When you have a new leader, you have new ideas.” Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones said. “This reorganization was well overdue, and now the time is right. I’ve long said that Douglas County is moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary. This is an example of that forward movement, and our residents will continue to see great things to come.”
Previously, County Administrator Subadan had over 25 Department and Agency Directors reporting to her directly. The new organizational structure now has 11 direct reports to the County Administrator, and includes an Assistant County Administrator, a Deputy County Administrator, a Chief Improvement Officer, and a Chief Technology Officer as a part of the leadership team. All but one of the Douglas County employees in the newly titled positions are current leaders in senior roles.
“Real service delivery takes leadership,” said Vice Chair and District 2 Commissioner Kelly G. Robinson. “Douglas County is changing, and we are looking to achieve better efficiencies. This recalibration of our government does just that.”
After conducting a listening tour with each department of the government, County Administrator Subadan announced the restructure during a staff meeting.
“In my first 90 days, I spent time evaluating the organization, meeting with stakeholders and partners and have concluded that a new organizational structure is needed to move initiatives forward, deliver results and more effectively serve the public in this new era of citizen engagement,” Administrator Subadan said. “I am grateful for the support and vote of confidence from the Board of Commissioners.”