Commissioners Approve Whitten As Next County Manager

By  //  July 10, 2013


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will assume duties in October 2014

Stockton Whitten, 48, lives in Rockledge with his wife and three children and has more than 23 years of Public Sector experience. He has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, and since 2000, Assistant County Manager. Whitten also served as Interim County Manager in 2009. (Brevard County image)

Stockton Whitten, 48, lives in Rockledge with his wife and three children and has more than 23 years of Public Sector experience. He has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, and since 2000, Assistant County Manager. Whitten also served as Interim County Manager in 2009. (Brevard County image)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Commission gave Stockton Whitten a 4-1 vote of confidence yesterday as they affirmed current Brevard County Manager Howard Tipton’s succession plan that would make Whitten the county’s new manager when Tipton retires in October 2014.

Howard Tipton

Howard Tipton

Tipton, 55, has been the county manager since 2009.

Brevard County Commissioner Trudie Infantini was the lone dissenting vote, saying that it was unnecessary to have both Tipton and Whitten in the same job until October of next year, and that it was not in the best interest of the taxpayer.

WELL PREPARED FOR THE JOB

Whitten, 48, lives in Rockledge with his wife and three children and has more than 23 years of Public Sector experience. He has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, and since 2000, Assistant County Manager. Whitten also served as Interim County Manager in 2009.

Stockton Whitten has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, and since 2000, Assistant County Manager. Whitten also served as Interim County Manager in 2009.

Prior to coming to Brevard County, he worked for Broward County as a Budget Analyst. He has also worked for both the City of Gainesville and Alachua County governments.

ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY

Whitten is a native of Jacksonville, Fla. and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Florida and a Masters in Political Science with a certificate in Public Administration from the University of Florida. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.

Whitten currently serves on the boards of Crosswinds Youth Service, the Brevard Family Partnership and the Brevard Workforce.


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