Sossamon is the new Hernando County Administrator
Leonard Sossamon, 61, a “tar heel” from the great Southern State of North Carolina is Hernando County’s new County Administrator. He was one of three finalists recommended by the consulting firm of Baenziger & Associates. Heading into Tuesday’s vote, he was also the favorite, as reported in Hernando Today over the weekend.
Commissioners said Sossamon’s successful track record in diversifying industry while administrator in Newberry was impressive and hoped he would do the same in Hernando County, which has seen the construction industry tank.
Sossamon has two years experience as a county administrator in Newberry, S.C. and 13 years as city manager in Concord, N.C.
Sossamon said his first priority will be tackling the 2013 budget. He was in town last week when county commissioners learned in a workshop they were staring at a $9.5 million shortfall.
We here at the Hernando Heckler would like to welcome Mr. Sossamon to Hernando County, Florida!! We are very glad that the Yankee run Hernando County Commission chose Mr. Sossamon, over some of the other candidates. We preferred Mr. Sossoman or the candidate from Texas. Personally we wanted our new County Admin. to be a Florida Cracker, but apparently asking the County to hire Florida natives is like asking a fish to live outside of water.