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Collier County manager Jim Mudd steps down

Attendees of the Collier County Commmission meeting give a standing ovation to County Manager Jim Mudd after he asked the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health surrounding his terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff

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Attendees of the Collier County Commmission meeting give a standing ovation to County Manager Jim Mudd after he asked the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health surrounding his terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff

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  • County Manager Jim Mudd chokes back tears as he talks about his career in Collier County government after asking the county commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd says he is stepping away from his position for health reasons surrounding his battle with terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff
  • County Manager Jim Mudd chokes back tears as he talks about his career in Collier County government after asking the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd said he is stepping away from his position for health reasons surrounding his battle with terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff
  • County Manager Jim Mudd reads a statement asking the commission not to renew his contract at the county commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract for health reasons surrounding his battle with terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff
  • County Manager Jim Mudd, right, speaks with Deputy County Manager Leo Ochs at the county commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract at the meeting because of his declining health and asked the commission to consider Ochs as his replacement. David Albers/ Staff
  • Attendees of the Collier County Commmission meeting give a standing ovation to County Manager Jim Mudd after he asked the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health surrounding his terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff
  • Collier County Commmission chairman Donna Fiala fights back tears as County Manager Jim Mudd asks the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health surrounding his terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff
  • County Manager Jim Mudd, right, participates in a Collier County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Later in the meeting, Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health. David Albers/ Staff
  • Attendees of the Collier County Commmission meeting give County Manager Jim Mudd a standing ovation after he asked the commission not to renew his contract on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Naples. Mudd asked the commission not to renew his contract because of his declining health surrounding his terminal brain cancer. David Albers/ Staff

Collier County Manager Jim Mudd's steps down on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, bowing to his battle with brain cancer.

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