Rick Drummond Prepares Leave County Manager Seat as Betty Baker Steps in
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. - After 13 years of service with Alachua County, Rick Drummond is ready to retire.
Betty Baker will replace him as Alachua County Manager on July 22 .
Baker previously served as deputy manager, she says she didn't think the position would go to her.
“I did not, in fact I had retirement on my mind and I didn’t apply because I felt that it would be, I would not be considered for the position because I was so close to retirement.”
Baker got the position after contract negotiations with the third candidate, Randy Oliver failed.
Baker is set to retire in November 2014.
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