Polk County, Iowa, Picks Tazewell County Administrator for Its Top Job

The County Board of Polk County, Iowa, has selected Tazewell County, Illinois, Administrator David Jones to be it new County Administrator.

McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin was among the final five applicants interviews.  He sent me the following email about the process:

Peter Austin

I found out last night that the position had been offered to David Jones, the Tazewell County Administrator.

Polk County did a fabulous job in their interview process.

Through this thorough process it became clear that my view of the role of the County Administrator was not exactly the same as that of the Polk County Board of Supervisors.

I was not willing to change my position because I already have a great job in a community that is great for my family.

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