Long-time city employee Liz Carr has a new position. She’s been reassigned and promoted to the police department as code compliance supervisor.
In her new position, Carr will supervise two compliance officers and report directly to Chief Don Hunter. In addition, Carr will continue to manage the foreclosures office, reporting directly to City Manager Jim Riviere.
Riviere announced the organizational changes in press release sent on Sunday. Carr assumed her new duties on August 3.
Carr, who is the wife of retired police chief Thom Carr, previously worked in the city’s Community Affairs department – a position she has held since 2002. At that time, code enforcement was a division of Community Affairs. During her tenure, she was the city’s point person in foreclosure proceedings.
Shortly after City Manager Jim Riviere took office in April, 2010, he reassigned code enforcement (now called code compliance) to the police department. Carr continued to work in foreclosures and remained with the Community Affairs department, since reporting directly to her husband would have been a conflict of interest.
“I’ve always wanted to come back, so I’m thrilled,” said Carr, who added that she requested the transfer after she learned that her husband would retire.
Carr replaces Marco Island Police Sgt. James Hassig, who will return to the department’s patrol division and report to Lt. Matt Goetz.
City Clerk Laura Litzen said the move streamlines the department and that Carr’s transfer to supervising a department will add value.
“Her transition is a natural fit,” said Litzen, adding that one of Riviere’s goals has been to assign employees were they have the most impact.