Community Interest

GAINESVILLE – Clerk of the Circuit Court J. K. “Buddy” Irby announced at the courthouse that he will retire by the end of the year. This year marks Irby’s 40th year in public service. He has served as Clerk of the Circuit Court for the past 24 years. Previously he served as the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections for 16 years.

Irby’s released statement read, “As we are reminded in Ecclesiastes, “For everything there is a season.” Knowing that there is a time and place for all things, I have determined that this is the proper time to give my employers, the people of Alachua County, my six month notice.

“I will say more later, but please know how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve the people and to lead such an outstanding staff which has produced a solid record of achievement and has a state-wide reputation for professionalism and integrity.

“My wife Linda and I look forward to continuing to serve by working with our favorite civic, religious, and community organizations.”

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