Palm Beach County’s legislative lobbyist one of 3 new assistant administrators

Todd Bonlarron, Palm Beach County’s lobbyist to the Legislature for 15 years, is one of three new assistant county administrators, current administrator Verdenia Baker confirmed late Wednesday.

Also selected: Nancy Bolton, the county’s director of risk management for 12 years, and former St. Lucie County Administrator Faye Outlaw, a West Palm Beach native.

They replace Vince Bonvento and Brad Merriman, both of whom retired earlier this year, and Jon Van Arnam, whom Baker in September promoted to the deputy administrator post she’d vacated when she was picked to replace the retiring Bob Weisman.

“With change comes opportunity for different perspectives and renewed energy,” Baker said in an email to county commissioners and county staff. “All of these individuals are well qualified and possess unique qualities that will serve the residents of Palm Beach County well.”

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Bonlarron
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Bolton
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Outlaw
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Palm Beach County to move deputy public safety director to top spot

Sejnoha
Sejnoha

Palm Beach County’s Deputy Public Safety Director, Stephanie M. Sejnoha, has been tabbed to take the top spot, replacing Vince Bonvento, who retired Monday after 44 years in county service.

County Administrator Verdenia Baker wrote commissioners Monday afternoon to ask that at Tuesday’s meeting, they ratify Sejnoha’s promotion.

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Baker

Sejnoha, a graduate of Florida State University, started in the county’s financial sector in January 2001 and later was director of finance for the Public Safety Department in 2010 before being named its deputy in June 2015.

In the last year, she’s been a key player in talks to work out how to regulate Uber and similar app-based ride services, and determine how they compete with traditional for-hire vehicle services. She also worked on a recently-enacted set of rules for home caregivers.