Meet The Deputy County Administrator - Sheila Fitzgerald


On September 21, 2021 the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners approved the recommendation to hire Sheila Fitzgerald as Deputy County Administrator of Support Services. Fitzgerald has officially joined the team and reported for duty on October 4.

She brings seventeen years of experience in the areas of budget management, grant administration and project management. She earned a Master of Science Administration, Public Administration from the University of West Florida in May 2008.

Fitzgerald’s recent work history includes a tenured career as Grants and Special Programs Director with Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners and Assistant City Manager at the City of Gulf Breeze.

Additional professional achievements, service involvement and memberships include:

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) Member, Panhandle Chapter of FGFOA Member, National Grant Management Association Member and Project Management Institute Member.