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Current Washington County administrator, Robert Davis, will stay until December as board looks for replacement.

COURTESY PHOTO - Robert DavisRobert Davis will step down as Washington County Administrator in December.

He has served as the county administrator since 2006 and formerly served as assistant county administrator for 20 years. The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted a new contract with him so that he can continue in the role as county administrator over the next seven months in a retired status. This move is happening after legislative changes to the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) are anticipated to take effect over the remainder of this year.

"Bob is a highly experienced, widely respected and skilled public administrator who has served this county well for more than three decades," said Board Chair Kathryn Harrington. "Our board is grateful that he is willing to continue serving over the next seven months in a retirement status as we work to find the right person to fill his very big shoes."

Commissioners are now in the beginning stages of searching for his replacement.

"The new Board of Commissioners has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and is committed to working hard to make Washington County an even better place to live and work," Davis wrote in a letter to the board, sent just prior to the panel approving his contract.

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