Brevard County Commission Votes 5-0 To Make Frank Abbate New County Manager

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Was Brevard County’s Human Resources Director

In a 5-0 vote, the Brevard County Commission named Frank Abbate as the county’s new manager. The vote came Tuesday night during the regular county commission meeting. Abbate had been the acting county manager after Stockton Whitten resigned April 30 to take a job with Eastern Florida State College. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – In a 5-0 vote, the Brevard County Commission named Frank Abbate as the county’s new manager.

The vote came Tuesday night during the regular county commission meeting.

Abbate had been the acting county manager after Stockton Whitten resigned April 30 to take a job with Eastern Florida State College.

Having served in the public sector for over 32 years, Abbate’s professional career is anchored by 26 years as Brevard County’s Human Resources Director.

For the last two years, Abbate was the assistant county manager for public safety and support services.

The County Manager is the head of the executive branch of County Government and is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners for the proper administration of all affairs of County Government not otherwise entrusted to an elected County officer.

The Manager attends all regular and special meetings of the Board of County Commissioners and has the right to participate in its discussions.

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Abbate has served as an Instructor for both Webster University and UCF in their graduate Public Administration and Human Resources Development programs.

Upon graduating from the Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1982. He served as a Staff Attorney and then as the Personnel Director/Labor Attorney for the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for six years.

After moving to Florida in 1989, Abbate was admitted to the Florida Bar.

As an undergraduate student at S.U.N.Y. @ Stony Brook, Abbate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science and served as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C.

Abbate lives in Melbourne with his wife Rita. The couple is the proud parents of three children and two grandchildren.

BREVARD COUNTY ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: In a 5-0 vote, the Brevard County Commission named Frank Abbate as the county’s new manager.

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