Welcome to the Office of the County Manager

Paul Carlisle

County Manager Responsibilities & Duties

The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of the County in charge of overseeing the day-to-day operations. The County Manager is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to carry out the policies, procedures and motions established by the Board.

The Manager’s duties include overseeing all county administrative departments and preparing an annual operating budget. Some of the County Managers span of responsibility includes a wide variety of county services, from Legislative Affairs, Grant Procurement, Contract Negotiations, Business Development, to Zoning.

About the County Manager

Paul E. Carlisle has over 20 years in municipal government experience and was hired by the Board of County Commissioners in January 2014. Prior to coming to Glades County Paul Carlisle was the Director of Public Works for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Prior to working with the City he was a Regional Manager for a private company that offered consulting services and pavement management for municipalities and counties throughout the south east.

Before coming to the County Paul has worked for municipalities in South Florida. He worked for the Town of Lake Park as the Town Manager during one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. He served as Vice-Chair on the Seacoast Utility Board that was comprised of officials from 5 communities that had joint ownership in the utility. Prior to his tenure with Lake Park Mr. Carlisle was the Division Manager for the Village of Wellington. Paul was part of the team that was there when the Village was incorporated in 1995 and helped create some of the ordinances and codes for the Village and also developed their first Emergency Management Plan. 

Paul has been a member of the American Public Works Association since 1995 and served in various capacities in the Florida Chapter and held the position of Director for the South Carolina Chapter APWA. He is also a member in good standing with the ICMA.