Former Gulf Breeze Assistant City Manager hired as Okaloosa Deputy County Administrator

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Staff reports

The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners on September 21 approved the recommendation to hire Sheila Fitzgerald as Deputy County Administrator of Support Services, and she reported for duty October 4.

Fitzgerald brings 17 years of experience in the areas of budget management, grant administration and project management.

She earned a Master of Science in Public Administration from the University of West Florida in May 2008.

“It is a very exciting time to join the Okaloosa County team. I look forward to contributing to the success of the initiatives and projects that improve the quality of life for county residents,” stated Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald’s recent work history includes working as Grants and Special Programs Director with Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners and Assistant City Manager at the City of Gulf Breeze.

“We’re pleased to have Ms. Fitzgerald join the leadership team at Okaloosa County,” said Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners Chairman Carolyn Ketchel. “We warmly welcome her collaborative leadership style and experience in public administration.”

Additional professional achievements, service involvement and memberships include: Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), Early Learning Coalition Board Appointee, Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) Member, Panhandle Chapter of FGFOA Member, National Grant Management Association Member and Project Management Institute Member.