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Lee County Manager plans to retire next month

Board of Commissioners expect to vote on replacement in July
Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-06 13:53:39-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais plans to retire at the end of July.

Desjarlais sent each commissioner a letter alerting them of his decision and highlighting a number of his initiatives accomplished.

Desjarlais has served in this position for 10 years.

According to his email, his last day will be July 31, 2023.

Lee County District 4 Commissioner & Chairman Brian Hamman issued the following statement:

I am deeply grateful to Roger for his service to the county over the last 10 years as County Manager. He put together and lead an outstanding team of county employees who are some of the most talented, knowledgeable and hard-working people in government. I thank him for his commitment to this community and wish him all the best in his retirement. The county has a very strong group of senior staff and for our residents, our county operations will continue seamlessly as we look towards the future.
Brian Hamman, Lee County District 4 Commissioner & Chairman

The Lee County Board Commissioners plan to appoint Dave Harner, the current Deputy County Manager, as the next county manager.

Dave Harner

Dave Harner has served as Deputy County Manager since February 2019 and has 32 years with Lee County.

A vote is planned for July 20th, If approved, Harner would begin his new position on August 1.