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 County Administrator, Thomas A. Harmer


County Administrator Thomas Harmer has more than 30 years of experience in local government, including nearly eight years as city manager of Titusville. He also served as Executive Director of the Community Development Agency in Titusville and had been Fire Chief and Emergency Manager there. He previously was Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Manager in Tallahassee.
Before joining Sarasota County in August 2012, Harmer was Senior Vice President of The Pizzuti Companies, a high-quality national real estate company, overseeing the development of industrial and commercial projects in the Southeast. Harmer managed and facilitated projects and public-private partnerships to promote economic development, including new industrial and office facilities and infrastructure adjacent to Kennedy Space Center.
Harmer received a 30-year service award from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is an ICMA "Credentialed Manager." In 1999 he was recognized by the Florida Legislature as Florida’s Fire Chief of the Year and in 2006 was recognized by the Florida League of Cities as a finalist for Florida City Manager of the Year. Harmer also was appointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles to serve on the Governor’s Wildfire Response and Mitigation Review Committee after the 1998 wildfires.
He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida, where he also served as the Chair of the Public Administration Advisory Board and as an Adjunct Instructor teaching classes in local government and emergency management. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Safety and Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program. 
He is past president and honorary lifetime member of the Space Coast Public Management Association, a member of the Florida City County Management Association (FCCMA), and the International City County Management Association (ICMA).

“Citizens expect a high level of services. They want value for their tax dollars and the fees that they pay, but they also expect a relatively high level of service. Historically, Sarasota County has been able to provide that.”  - Thomas A. Harmer


 Contact Mr. Harmer


1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 861-5000

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