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City Hires Interim Human Resources Director

Stacie Mason has been appointed Interim Human Resources Director by City Manager Tom Barwin. She currently is a General Manager overseeing employee compensation, benefits, and risk and safety management. For the past several months, Ms. Mason has been transitioning into the position. She will officially begin her new assignment Friday, February 1.

“Stacie played a key role in facilitating the hiring of our new Chief of Police and incoming Finance Director and Utilities Director,” said City Manager Tom Barwin. “I was very impressed with her and her attention to detail with those important processes which are culminating in an assembly of exceptional talent and dedication.”

Ms. Mason has worked for the City of Sarasota for ten years. She is in involved with the employment of the City’s 700 employees, including overseeing benefit management for all active employees and retirees. Through the Affordable Care Act, she helped the City secure $675,000 in reimbursement for the City’s medical fund. The City of Sarasota was one of the first municipalities in the nation to enroll in the program before funding was depleted. Ms. Mason also has assisted with Teamster negotiations, facilitated the opening of an employee health center to help lower medical costs for the City and has managed the City’s self-insurance funds for medical, workers’ compensation and liability.

This is the fourth major department head position Mr. Barwin has filled since starting work as City Manager just over four months ago. His first appointment was Chief of Police Bernadette DiPino. He subsequently has announced the hiring of Finance Director John Lege and Utilities Director Mitt Tidwell.

For more information contact City Manager Tom Barwin: 941-954-4102.

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