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Finance Director search narrowed

August 2, 2006

Leesburg -- Lee County has narrowed the search for a new county finance director. County administrator Alan Ours will recommend to the Lee County Commission that Caree Elder fill the vacancy.

 Former finance director Darlow Maxwell resigned after admitting to a 1.6-million dollar budget accounting error. Ours says Elder is the right person for the job.

"She is a certified public accountant, and that is a very important distinction because that is a higher level of ability and knowledge in the accounting world. Mrs. Elder is extremely qualified, she has a proven track record"said County Administrator Alan Ours. 

The Lee County Commission will vote on whether to approve Elder at the August 22nd commission meeting.

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