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By CFDC News 

County Manager Jim Freeman Prepares for Retirement


Last updated 8/7/2019 at 3:02pm

As County Manager Jim Freeman prepares to retire, he quietly reflects on his accomplishments - rather, his team's accomplishments; the future of Polk County; and his own plans, post-retirement.

Jim Freeman says other people say he will be remembered for guiding the county through the Great Recession of 2008. "It was challenging," Freeman said. "It took a lot of creativity and we had to make a lot of difficult decisions on reductions, expenditures, staffing levels. We got through it as well as we could given the loss of revenue." A positive person by nature, he'd rather look on the bright si...

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