Georgia Hiller gets dunked
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EAST NAPLES — Ever wish a county official would just go jump in a lake?
A tank of water might be the closest you’ll get — a dunk-tank event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to benefit the United Way of Collier County. Each county employee or official will sit suspended on a seat over the dunk tank, dodging balls, for 20 minutes.
Got Commission Chairwoman George Hiller on your mind? You can pay $1 from 12:10-12:30 p.m. to toss a ball at the seat in the hopes she’ll fall into the large tank. Want to ensure you hit her and get a big splash? Plunk down $10.
Lose an appeal on a Code Enforcement case? New Code Enforcement Director Jeff Wright will sit at 1:30 p.m. Tired of lines in the courthouse? Toss one at Collier Clerk of Courts Dwight Brock at 12:30 p.m.
Other potential dunkees are:
■ Melissa Blazier, elections office registration administrator, 10:30 a.m.
■ Scott Johnson, a county purchasing agent, 10:50 a.m.
■ Tim Durham, executive manager for Corporate Business Operations, the former chief deputy of elections, 11:10 a.m.
■ Joe Bellone, operations support director, 11:30 a.m.
■ Steve Messner, water department director, 11:50 a.m.
■ Commissioner Tom Henning, 12:50 p.m.
■ Mike Berrios, IT director, 1:10 p.m.
■ Len Price, board of county commissioners’ Administrative Services Division Administrator, 1:50 p.m.
■ Bruce Snauwaert, director of finance, tax collector, 2:10 p.m.
For a nominal fee, anyone can prepay to dunk by calling Operations Analyst Hailey Alonso at 239-252-8468.
"I'm donating my body to that project," Hiller said at Thursday’s budget meeting, warning Henning’s young son, who appeared eager for such an opportunity, “Don’t even think of it.”
Commissioner Fred Coyle praised Hiller's charitable spirit.
"This self-sacrificial attitude on your part is commendable,” Coyle told her, telling other commissioners, "We should start calling her St. Hiller."