The Destin City Council approved a contract on May 16 to hire Carisse LeJeune as the interim city manager while the council searches for a permanent replacement for outgoing City Manager Greg Kisela.
LeJeune is the former assistant city manager of Boynton Beach, Fla., and has served the public sector for the last 15 years. Her resume states that she is an “executive level public sector professional with over 15 years of achievement in municipal government, including policy development and implementation, strategic planning, sustainability and emergency management. Results oriented and effective leader with proven ability to plan, implement and monitor special programs, activities and projects such as 5-year Citywide Strategic Plan, Climate Action Plan, Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, City Rebranding and Greenway/Bikeway/Pedestrian Master Plan.”
“We are looking forward to working with Mrs. LeJeune and starting the transition of finding a permanent city manager to work with the city council to continue to move Destin in the right direction,” said Mayor Scott Fischer. “The council is currently facing many serious decisions including completion of the Crosstown Connector, revisions to the Land Development Code, franchise agreements with Waste Management and Gulf Power, and the addition of two parks and the renovation of Clement Taylor.”
The city council also approved a request for proposal (RFP) during the May 16 meeting to find a search firm to assist in the process of hiring a permanent city manager. The deadline for proposal submittals to the city is June 9.