Shington Lamy is the Assistant to the County Administrator, Intergovernmental & Community Initiatives and has been with the County for almost 9 years. During this time, Shington has been an invaluable member of the leadership team. Prior to coming to the County, he earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Florida State University and was awarded the prestigious B. Harold Farmer Scholarship for the state’s top MPA graduate. Shington's responsibilities include:
Intergovernmental Affairs: Shington fills the lead role in coordination of the County's legislative program (both state and federal). Through this role, Shington serves the Board and County Administrator by providing leadership, coordination, and assistance in the implementation of the County’s intergovernmental efforts. This includes maintaining strong partnerships with organizations such as the Florida Association of Counties and the Leon County State & Federal Legislative Delegations. These partnerships have assisted in leveraging financial, technical, and human capital to draw attention to the County’s priorities at the federal, state, and local level. Legislative Affairs functions include:
- Serve the County Administrator and the Board by researching, analyzing and developing policy recommendations for the County's high priority issues.
- Develop and implement the Board's annual Federal and State legislative priority package and monitor all legislative issues impacting Leon County.
- Assist in Countywide program research, development, and implementation.
- Citizen Engagement: Shington provides leadership and a continuous focus on creating opportunities for meaningful citizen engagement and leveraging the talents of our community members. He created and implemented the County’s award winning Citizen Engagement Series, led the partnership with Village Square and the County’s efforts on our annual Operation Thank You events. Shington also manages VolunteerLEON, Leon County Government's Volunteer Center, to support in the County's many community-based efforts.
- Community Initiatives: Examples of initiatives could include charter revisions, sales tax extensions, redistricting processes, and other projects that involve many stakeholders.