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County Administration
The County Administrator is appointed by the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. It is the responsibility of the County Administrator to implement decisions, policies and ordinances of the Board. The County Administrator has the authority and responsibility to manage the day to day operations of the County in a manner consistent with the Board's policy and directives.
Leadership is provided by directing, facilitating, coordinating, planning and supervising the programs and services of the County.
The County Administrator supervises the Directors who oversee the Utilities Department, Budget and Administrative Services and Capital Projects Manager. The County Administrator is supported by the Deputy County Administrator who oversees the Facilities, Construction and Maintenance, Community Services, Human Resources, Community Development and Tourism Development departments. The Assistant County Administrator also reports to the County Administrator and has oversight of Public Safety & Fire/EMS, Human Services and Public Works departments.
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Mission: To be the energy in making Charlotte County a beautiful and enriching place to live.
Vision: To exceed expectations in the delivery of public service.
Values: Integrity, Customer Service, Partnership, Innovation, Stewardship
County Administrator Ray ​Sandrock
Ray Sandrock
Ray has been with Charlotte County Government since 1999, when he started as a Finance Manager with Public Works. In 2002 he was promoted to Assistant Budget Director and later spent four years as the Director of Budget and Administrative Services. The department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award each year that Ray was Director. From May 2009 until August 2010, Ray served as Assistant County Administrator.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College
Associates Degree in Parks & Recreation from Pennsylvania State University
Professional Organizations:
Government Finance Officers Association
Florida Government Finance Officers Association

Deputy County Administrator Kelly Shoemaker
Kelly Shoemaker
Kelly was named Deputy County Administrator in March 2013. She has over 30 years of local county government experience in Florida. Previously, Kelly was the Assistant Director of Charlotte County Parks and Recreation Department, served as the Assistant to the County Administrator for two years and then Assistant County Administrator for nine years. Her prior experience includes thirteen years working for Sarasota County in various positions in their Parks and Recreation Department.
MBA with a concentration in Public Administration from IMPAC University
Post Graduate Level Paralegal Certificate from Rollins College
Bachelor of Science in Leisure Services and Studies with a minor in Psychology from Florida State University
Professional Organizations & Awards:
International City/County Management Association
Florida City and County Management Association
Graduate of Leadership Charlotte - 2000
Assistant for Excellence in Leadership Award, Florida City and County Management Association - 2018
Assistant County Administrator Hector Flores
Hector Flores
Hector has been with Charlotte County Government since October 1995, when he started as an Assistant Budget Analyst with the County Budget Office. In 2002 he was promoted to Fiscal Supervisor for Charlotte County Fire/EMS; in 2007 he was promoted to Financial Manager. In December of 2010 Hector joined the Administration Department as an Operations Research Analyst and became Assistant to the County Administrator in August of 2012. In 2016 he became the Assistant County Administrator.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of South Florida
Associates Degree from the University of Florida
Professional Organizations:
International City/County Management Association
Florida Government Finance Officers Association
Florida City and County Management Association
Graduate of Leadership Charlotte - 2013​​​​​​
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Contact Information
County Administrator:
Ray Sandrock
Phone: 941.743.1944


Deputy County Administrator:
Kelly​ Shoemaker
Phone: 941.743.1944


Assistant County Administrator:
Hector Flores
Phone: 941.743.1944


Legislative Manager:
Emily Lewis
Phone: 941.743.1944


Grants & Special Projects Manager:
Cheryl Lilly
Phone: 941.743.1455
RESTORE Act Advisory Board website


Capital Projects Manager:
Travis Mortimer
Phone: 941.743.1944


Communications Manager:
Brian Gleason
Phone: 941.743.1462


Executive Assistant to the County Administrator:
Judith Fauly
Phone: 941.743.1944


Executive Assistant to County Administration:
Natalie Sainchuk
Phone: 941.743.1944


All agenda inquiries should be directed to 941.743.1944


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