Thursday, May 09, 2013

New County Manager Welcomed

Col. Thomas Corbitt New Manager
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Glades County Economic Development Council will host a social Wednesday, May 15 beginning at 5 p.m. at First Bank to welcome new Glades County Manager Thomas R. Corbitt. For more details, please see the flyer attached.

Mr. Corbitt lives in LaBelle with his wife Linda Clark Corbitt, and retired after 43 years in US Air Force 2003 as Colonel in 2003.

In his interview for the position, Corbitt likened his work as support group commander in Europe, in which he was over civil engineering, security, logistics, housing and general morale/welfare of 5000 personnel to being a county manager. 

He emphasized empowering staff to do their jobs and pushing decision making down to realize value-added improvements.

He said based on what he’s read and what he’s heard, he wants to continue the successes we’ve had; that he’s excited about our logistics initiative, and that he would like to see us marry the objectives of Americas Gateway and Airglades to maximize the opportunities. 

Mr. Corbitt served 7 years on the Hendry County Local Planning Agency, recently serving as Chair and is very familiar with development issues.

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