Breedlove will remain interim administrator through June 2013

Published 10:30 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Following an executive session Tuesday night, the Decatur County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved keeping Interim County Administrator Gary Breedlove on the job for at least another year.

Breedlove will remain the interim county administrator at least through June 30, 2013, the end of the upcoming fiscal year.

The board instructed County Attorney Brown Moseley to work up a written agreement to finalize the extension of Breedlove’s interim period. Breedlove said Tuesday night that he will continue to be paid at the same rate as he had been paid previously — $7,000 per month.

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“I made the suggestion to the finance committee and they were supportive of it,” he said. “The county has a lot of challenges still ahead.”

Commissioner Dr. David C. “Butch” Mosely, who first recommended Breedlove for the interim position, spoke positively of the job he has done so far.

“This decision was unanimous across the board, and it’s a testament to the job that he has done,” Mosely said.
Breedlove was first named the interim county administrator on March 13, replacing former County Administrator Tom Patton after his Feb. 28 resignation. Breedlove is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and previously served as the director of the Junior ROTC program at Bainbridge High School.

Board Chairman Dr. Charles T. Stafford said Breedlove has already been an effective leader.

“He has clearly demonstrated that he has the interest of the county and citizens at heart,” Stafford said. “He has already mastered the finer points of county and local government.
“He has been very easy to work with in dealing with the business of the county.”

Breedlove thanked Mosely for his initial recommendation, and thanked the commissioners for not micro-managing and “allowing me to do my job.”

“I’m very pleased that Commissioner Mosely first suggested me for this job,” he said.