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County finance director applies for Florida job
John Grotheer
John Grotheer

Bryan County Finance Director John Grotheer is one of 22 people who have applied to be the next administrator of Jackson County in northwest Florida.

The Jackson County Floridian reports that the previous administrator was fired last fall.

Grotheer, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Savannah State University and an MBA from Troy University, has been with Bryan County since 2009. He was the interim administrator in 2014 before commissioners hired Ben Taylor.

Before coming to Bryan County, Grotheer was finance director for the city of Covington. His past experience also includes stints with the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and Savannah Electric and Power Co.

The Floridian reported that Grotheer currently makes $76,000. The previous Jackson County administrator was making $84,900 at the time of his dismissal, according to the newspaper.

Jackson County, located northwest of Tallahassee, had a population of just under 50,000 in the 2010 U.S. Census. The county’s budget is just under $59 million.

Grotheer could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning.

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