Media Release

Growth Management Director Named

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:00 AM

3:55 P.M.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Manager, Randall H. Reid, announced today that he is appointing Steve Lachnicht as Director of the County's Growth Management Department, effective June 1, 2008, with a starting annual salary of $100,000.  He will be filling the Director position that was vacated six months ago by Rick Drummond's appointment to Assistant County Manager.

For the past eight years Lachnicht has served as Manager of the Development Services Division in the Growth Management Department.  As such, he has been responsible for overseeing the complete revision and update of the County's Land Development Regulations, and for the direct supervision of ten employees assigned to the Development Services Division who are engaged in the review of development proposals, including applications for rezoning properties and submittals for development plan approval.  As part of his duties in Alachua County, he has made numerous presentations to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and has conducted many outreach programs throughout the community, leading broad-based public discussions about important policy issues as well as responding to many community interest groups for educational presentations. 

Lachnicht is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville.  Prior to his employment with Alachua County, Steve had extensive experience in both the public and private sectors in Martin and St. Lucie Counties.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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