Two familiar faces are returning to Apopka to fill what Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson is describing as his executive team. On Thursday, Nelson announced that he was naming Edward Bass as Apopka City Administrator and Stacy VanCamp as his Executive Assistant.
“I am so excited to bring back these two very experienced public servants to Apopka,” Nelson said. “Together they make up the executive team for my administration.”
Bass is a native of Central Florida and a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career with the Florida Public Services Commission and was responsible for auditing regulated utility companies. He later served as the Finance Director of Apopka under Mayor John Land and earned meritorious recognition from a financial officers association for eight consecutive years before resigning in October of 2014. He is currently the Director of Resource Management for Seminole County where he manages the Budget, Purchasing, Risk Management, and Special Assessments.
VanCamp currently works with Nelson in the Orange County District 2 Office. She is a 1992 graduate of Apopka High School and served on the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce staff before moving to the Florida Legislature for 16 years as Chief Legislative Assistant in the House and Senate under State Senator Andy Gardiner. Her last two years in the Legislature she was Policy Advisor for Gardiner.
Bass will succeed current Apopka City Administrator Glenn Irby who according to Nelson will stay on for 90 days to facilitate a smooth transition.
“We thank him (Irby) for his dedication to our city and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor,” said Nelson.