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Sossamon voted in as permanent economic development director

Published:   |   Updated: June 24, 2014 at 03:03 PM

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— With limited discussion, county commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the contract of County Administrator Len Sossamon which makes him the permanent economic development director of Hernando County.

Sossamon had served in the dual role for the past six months but commissioners were pleased with how he has handled the reins.

With the move, Sossamon’s base salary rose about $40,000 annually and he will now make $168,750.

Commissioner Nick Nicholson said six months is a short time to gauge Sossamon’s actions but was impressed with his work so far and he looks forward to him providing jobs and promoting economic development.

After failing to find what he thought was a qualified candidate to replace former economic development director Mike McHugh, Sossamon told his bosses last year he would be willing to take on those responsibilities.

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