Media Release

County Manager and County Attorney get Standing Ovation

Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission hires two employees, the County Manager (Dr. Lee A. Niblock) and the County Attorney (Michele Lieberman).  All other County employees work for these two professionals.  Each year the Commission conducts an annual performance review. At their January 10, 2017 meeting, the Board discussed the performance of the Manager and Attorney. 

Commissioner Robert Hutchinson made a motion that, “We declare the Manager and Attorney to be outstanding; that we place their evaluation score sheets in their personnel files; and, upon passage of this motion, we give them a standing ovation.” The motion passed unanimously. 

In expressing their gratitude for the Commission’s support, both the Manager and the Attorney praised their employees for their talent and hard work. 

“When I think about their performance,” commented Commission Chair Ken Cornell, “what I do is look at the staff and the team that they have built ... and I believe that we have the best staff, across the board, in the state.”

In speaking about the meeting, Communications & Legislative Affairs Director Mark Sexton said, “In my 12 year’s of watching this process, this is the first time I have witnessed a standing ovation at the conclusion of the evaluation.”

View the video of the evaluation discussion

Click the links below for annual performance review backup documents:

Item Summary Report
2016 County Attorney Accomplishment Report
2016 County Manager Accomplishment Report
2016 County Manager Accomplishment Report - Sun Article
2016 County Manager Evaluation Form
2016 County Attorney Evaluation Form
County Manager Evaluation Instructions
County Attorney Evaluation Instructions
CA Eval - Byerly
CA Eval - Chestnut
CA Eval - Cornell
CA Eval - Hutchinson
CA Eval - Pinkoson
CM Eval - Byerly
CM Eval - Chestnut
CM Eval - Cornell
CM Eval - Hutchinson
CM Eval - Pinkoson

For more information, contact the Communications office at 352-374-5204.


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

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