Hernando Appoints Public Works Director
He was the public works director for Nassau County.
HERNANDO COUNTY – Scott Herring, P.E. has been chosen as this county’s new director of public works.
Herring has a bachelor’s in engineering from Vanderbilt University and is registered as a professional engineer in Florida and Georgia.
Herring has spent the past eight years working for Nassau County, most recently as the county public works director. In that role, he provided leadership to multiple departments and divisions, delivered results for projects and programs and prepared the budgets for four separate divisions. While he was originally hired as the Nassau County engineer in August 2009, Herring was promoted within a year to county public works director in August 2010.
“I am excited to be here,” Herring said. “I’m looking forward to working with the public, commissioners and staff to continue moving Hernando County forward.”
Additionally, Herring has been active with various leadership associations and organizations. In 2016, he was presented with the Leadership Nassau Alumni of the Year award. He served as chair of the technical coordinating committee for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization in 2012 and 2016. He also served as president of the Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents from 2000 to 2001.
“I am confident Scott will be an excellent addition to the leadership team for Hernando County,” Deputy County Administrator Jeff Rogers said.
Four qualified candidates applied for this position. After review of the applications, it was determined that three candidates met the criteria to proceed to the interview process. One candidate withdrew his application and face-to-face interviews were conducted for the remaining two. Herring came out on top as the most qualified candidate.
Herring’s first day was Monday (Dec. 18). He will earn $119,849.60 annually.
For information about Hernando, go to co.hernando.fl.us.
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