|SARASOTA COUNTY – The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously selected Josh Moye to serve as the new County Attorney, and the board approved his employment contract during their meeting on May 9.|
Moye will move into the position June 12 and will work closely with retiring County Attorney Frederick (Rick) Elbrecht, who has been with the county since 2005, and has served in the position since April 1, 2019, he will retire June 9.
Moye started with the county in 2018 leading the Office of County Attorney’s Land Use Group. Prior to joining the county, Moye served as assistant county attorney for Charlotte County, senior attorney for the Florida Elections Commission, lead attorney for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and senior attorney for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board.
|“Josh is very thorough, efficient and thoughtful in the way he plans to move the department forward. He has a strong track record in providing sound council on policy decisions and litigation matters,” said Commission Chair Ron Cutsinger. “Josh’s expertise in land use, real property, and general local government will be a tremendous asset for the county as he takes on this new role.” |
Moye grew up in the Tampa Bay area and moved to Sarasota in 2012. He is married and has an energetic daughter. Moye holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from University of Central Florida, and a juris doctor from the Florida State University College of Law.
|“It is an incredible honor to be selected for the county attorney position. I am grateful for the board’s trust in my abilities to guide them through policy decisions, litigation, and working towards achieving their strategic priorities,” said Moye. “Rick served as an excellent example to follow, and I learned a great deal from him during his tenure as County Attorney. I look forward to continuing to work with our skilled legal team to provide the best possible representation to the board.”|
The county commission appoints the County Attorney, and the Office of the County Attorney provides legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, Sarasota County Constitutional Officers, county administration, and more than 100 county boards and advisory committees.
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