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Kerry Waldron Appointed As Administrator For Suwannee and Lafayette Counties

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

March 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2015

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

Kerry Waldron Appointed As Administrator For Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health has announced Kerry Waldron as the new administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. Since 1988, Waldron has served the public in Georgia and Florida at both the city and county government levels.

"Kerry Waldron is a proven public servant and an excellent fit for the administrator position with the Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties," said Kim Barnhill, deputy secretary for County Health Systems. "Mr. Waldron's experience as a leader and skill as a professional make us confident that he will serve the people of Suwannee and Lafayette well."

Prior to his appointment as administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties, Waldron worked as city manager for the city of Live Oak. As city manager Waldron was responsible for the supervision of employees, contracted personnel, municipal services and the city's operational budget.

Waldron was the director of economic development for the Cook County Economic Development Commission from 2002 to 2013. Waldron served as city manager for the city of Quitman from 1990 to 1996 and as city manager for the city of Thomaston from 1996 to 2001.

Waldron has also worked as an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University, Columbus State University and as an adjunct instructor at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, where he currently teaches American Government. Waldron graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned his Master of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

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