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Updated: 12/02/2017 08:30:03AM

County administrator fired

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June Fisher, county administrator for five years, was terminated Thursday night by a 4-1 vote of county commissioners, who would only say she had conflicts with directors and staff for months that had not been resolved.

PHIL ATTINGER/STAFF

'I believe that the county is in a better position today than we were five years ago, under my leadership,' says June Fisher to county commissioners Thursday night just after they voted to terminate her contract. 'As a resident of Highlands County, for the past 40 years, I will continue to support this county as it moves forward. Thank you.'

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'What are you talking about? What are the improprieties or shortcomings that have resulted in this meeting? Tell the public. It’s not some state secret, is it?' asks Preston Colby of county commissioners Thursday night, after they voted to oust June Fisher as county administrator. In response, commissioners have cited their right to fire without cause and have only said Fisher has had conflicts with staff and directors.

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Joy Cook Carmichael, assistant county attorney, tells commissioners on Thursday night that removing June Fisher as county administrator has left a void. Commissioners voted to fill that spot with Randy Vosburg, at right, who was preparing to leave the job as assistant county administrator for another jurisdiction.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — Thursday night, nine days after publicly voicing concerns about her, county commissioners fired County Administrator June Fisher.

“I just wanted to let the board know that I am honored to have served my county for the past 10 years,” Fisher said after the termination vote. “I’m proud of all of our many accomplishments. I think we’ve had a lot of them.”

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