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Administrator

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county commissioners 2017a - brandi watford photography 0014-2County Administrator Robbie Chartier has 26 years of experience in local government, and is the first female Administrator to be appointed by the Commission.  Ms. Chartier was  appointed on November 10, 2011 by the Board of County Commissioners.  She has been employed by Okeechobee County since June 1998 and served as Okeechobee County Deputy Administrator for Budget and Finance. Ms. Chartier has served as Okeechobee County Interim Administrator from March 1, 2011 until her appointment and from November, 2007 until April 15, 2008.

Chartier has received a 25-year service award from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is an ICMA “Credentialed Manager”. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from University of South Florida.

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 125 the Board of County Commissioners sets policy and adopts ordinances that regulate Okeechobee County Government. The County Administrator is the Chief Executive Officer for County Government and carries out the directive and policies of the Board. As County Administrator, Ms. Chartier has the direct supervisory responsibilities for County Budget, Human Resources, Community Development, Community Services, Facilities Maintenance and Development, Public Works and Public Safety with indirect oversight over operational departments within those departments.

Ms. Chartier also represents Okeechobee County on the Public Risk Management (PRM) Executive Board as Chair (former Vice Chair), is a member of the Small County Coalition and FHERO. She served as Treasurer of the Heartland Library Cooperative Board, is a member of the Florida City County Management Association (FCCMA), Florida Association of Counties (FAC) and the International City County Management Association (ICMA).

Ms. Robbie L. Chartier, MPA
County Administrator
Okeechobee County
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: 863-763-6441
Fax: 863-763-0118
Email rchartier@co.okeechobee.fl.us