County pulls administrator offer to Freilinger

Candidate for Mesa County Administrator Michael Freilinger



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Candidate for Mesa County Administrator Michael Freilinger

Mesa County officials announced late this afternoon to employees that commissioners have pulled the county administrator job offer to Michael Freilinger, who was conditionally offered the job two weeks ago.

County Commissioner Craig Meis confirmed Wednesday the board instructed Human Resources Manager Sandy Perry to offer the job to the former Osceola County Manager. The offer included a $140,000 annual salary — $15,000 more than County Administrator Jon Peacock was making when he resigned in July — and $2,000 in compensation to cover moving expenses.

Today, Meis is quoted in a county press release: “Our board feels we need to have more agreement on who we select and how we move forward. This decision is very important. It sets the tone for our entire organization and all the important services the county provides. We want to make sure we put the right person in this position, and give them the tools they need to succeed.”

Freilinger was one of five finalists for the post, along with former Vernon Township, N.J, Manager Melinda Carlton, Mesa County Regional Services Director Tom Fisher, Niagara County, N.Y., Manager Gregory Lewis and Colorado Springs land-development-company executive James Mullen. Previously, Meis said that commissioners would reach out to one of the other finalists should the county and Freilinger fail to reach an agreement.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Osceola County commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Freilinger in April, citing concerns about problems at the county jail and low employee morale. In Osceola County, the commissioners, rather than the sheriff, run the jail.

Check back for updates on GJSentinel.com and read the full story in Saturday’s Daily Sentinel.



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