Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Brown Gives Timmy Command of NorCo DCED
On May 5, NorCo DCED Director Diane Donaher resigned after a mixed record of success. She never provided Council with a single report on job production, except within her bloated office. Nobody weeped when she left. But their are questions about her successor.
On May 11, NorCo Exec John Brown advised Council that Deputy Director Timmy Herrlinger, about whom very little is known, is Acting Director. As anal as ever, President John Cusick wants to prepare a Resolution, in triplicate, conforming this temporary appointment. He wants to send Herrlinger through the gauntlet of Ken Kraft's Personnel Committee.
For his part, Ken Kraft thinks there's no need to confirm an Acting Director. This is all within the Executive's prerogative.
Finally, Bob Werner has made clear he won't be voting for anyone at DCED, Acting or otherwise, until the entire department comes to a meeting and justifies their existence on earth.
All of this is deliberation and really should be discussed at an open meeting instead of in cyber space, as my post below makes clear.
But since the cat's out of the bag, let's talk a little about Timmy.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he's proficient in Mandarin Chinese. You can even see him doing Gangman style in the video above. That's actually Korean, but his understanding is only "elementary." I've got to admit this still beats Diane Donaher's gig as a voice over artist. You never know when you're gonna' run into a bunch of commie bastards.
Herrlinger served as Executive Director of the LCCC Foundation for over seven years, and his main job there was raising money from private charitable sources. He was also a teacher and a gift officer at Lehigh University (nine years) and Moravian College (three years).
He was hired because he is a personal friend of Brown. Diane Donaher never knew he was coming until someone from IT called her to find out where his phone belonged.
At LCCC, he reportedly had trouble meeting deadlines.
He's got a string of bullshit certificates, but does have a Master's from Lehigh in "Instructional Technology," which is a fancy way of saying that he is skilled at power point presentations.
He's no economic or community development director. Not even close. But Brown has only named him as Acting Director, and Council really has no say at this point.
Updated 7:50 am