Jennene Norman-Vacha previously served as the City Manager for the City of Brooksville.  Brooksville is a city of historical, small town charm with just under 8,000 residents. Ms. Norman-Vacha served at the pleasure of the City Council functioning as the chief administrative officer for the City.

Jennene Norman-Vacha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law and Art from Saint Leo University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida.  Prior to joining Brooksville’s team, she was the owner and president of Professional Human Resource Partners, Inc., a company providing human resource management services specializing in training programs, and marketing/public relations for small and mid-size businesses.

Before starting her own business, Ms. Norman-Vacha worked for the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners for over thirteen (13) years, serving as the County’s Deputy County Administrator/Chief of Staff the last five years.  In 1997, while serving as Chief of Staff, she lead and coordinated a multi-agency effort between the county commissioners, county school board and the City of Brooksville to identify sources of savings through shared staffing and land use, cooperative purchasing, as well as cost-savings within operational areas and cooperative capital projects.  Articles written by Ms. Norman-Vacha on this multi-agency project entitled, “TWICE – Together We Improve through Cooperative Efforts”, were published in two (2) statewide public sector magazines: County News and the Florida League of Cities – Quality Cities.

Ms. Norman-Vacha has been a guest speaker and panelist for the University of Central Florida, the Central Florida Community College’s Institute of Government, the University of South Florida and the Florida Association of Counties’ Legislative Conference on the topic of “Privatization and Public/Private Partnerships”.

Ms. Norman-Vacha currently serves on local community boards including the Executive Board of Mid Florida Community Services, the Executive Board of the Hernando County Comm unity Alliance Coalition, committee member of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County and recently appointed member of the United Way Board of Hernando County. These are all organizations that serve and reach community members that are most vulnerable and have the greatest need. She has been very active in community efforts and involvement over the years she has served with various community and charitable organizations, including:

 

In 1986, Ms. Norman-Vacha was listed in the Outstanding Young Women of America.  In 1992, she was given the Woman of Achievement award by Hernando County’s Business and Professional Women’s organization. In 1995 she received the honor of being named Nominee for the Government Service Award granted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. In 2001, Ms. Norman was named as the Business Associate of the Year for Tangerine Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.


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