The Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday, March 8, unanimously, to extend the offer of County Administrator to John Titkanich who is currently employed with St. Lucie County. Following the meeting, Colin Baenziger & Associates (CB&A) extended the offer to Titkanich.
“I am happy to report that Mr. Titkanich accepted the position,” said Suzanne Boyll, Human Resources Director. The next step will be to negotiate a contract. “Our target is to have a contract on the Board’s March 28th agenda,” said Boyll.
Titkanich, currently Innovation & Performance Division Director for St. Lucie County, has a vast array of experience in planning, economic development and management. He comes to IRC with a Master of Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Considered a local, because he and his wife chose IRC to build a home before interviewing for the position, Titkanich has worked for the City of Cocoa and the City of Orlando. He credits learning the concept of leadership to his experience as a young Civil Air Patrol cadet officer but emphasizes that leadership skills were honed while serving as a U.S. Army Ranger.
“I applaud my fellow commissioners for the time and energy devoted to finding the County’s next Administrator. I am especially grateful that Mr. Titkanich has the opportunity to join the County with a 5-0 vote. I also want to thank staff for their endurance of the process and thank Mike Zito, Interim Administrator, for his leadership throughout this journey,” said Chairman Joseph Earman.