County administrator a finalist for Florida job

County manager Steve Howard is apparently looking to move on from Camden. 

According to Florida media reports, Howard is a top-four finalist for county manager job in the Pinellas County, Fla., the most densely populated county in the state.

The Pinellas County Commission announced its top 10 candidates for the vacant position, which pays $212,000 to $275,000 annually, earlier this month. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday, July 19 that Howard had made the cut to the top four. 

He will travel to Pinellas in August to visit the county and interview with the commission, the article said. 

When contacted Monday, Howard emailed a brief statement to the Tribune & Georgian.

"Over the course of my 11 years in Camden, I've had a dozen different municipalities recruit me. Certainly,  that attention is humbling and I’d like to think that is a testament to the work we have done collectively to improve Camden County. But there is still work to be done and my focus is on continuing to provide award winning government in Camden County," he said. 

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