February 11, 2011 at 12:29 am

Scott Janke Heads to Bonita Springs

  • The former Fort Myers Beach town manager, fired after it was discovered his wife made pornographic films, has applied for the Bonita Springs city manager position.
  • William Scott Janke was Fort Myers Beach manager in July 2009 when his wife, Anabela Mota Janke, was found to be a porn actress named Jazella Moore. He was fired that same month.
  • He’s one of the roughly 60 applicants for the Bonita Springs city manager position, and according to deputy city clerk of human resources, Meg Weiss, he has met the initial requirements for the job.
  • According to the job positing, candidates must have a bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited college or university. They also must have 10 years of increasingly responsible experience as a senior level executive with a minimum of five years in the public sector. Also, it helps if they have previous public sector experience in Florida and a master’s degree in public administration.
  • Janke is now living in Tarpon Springs, and hasn’t held a public position since, his resume shows.
  • Janke said since his termination from the Fort Myers Beach Town Manager position, he and his wife are separated and he has spent his time looking for a job.
  • “I’m persevering, pushing along and hoping to get my talents into a city manager position,” he said. “I’m looking to get back into my career because I’m good at what I do.”
  • Janke also said that he’s not concerned about coming back to the Southwest Florida area.
  • “Not a bit, doesn’t enter my mind…did I do something wrong? No,” he said.
  • He also said since his firing in 2009, he has received thousands of e-mails from people in the town completely supporting him.
  • “(Residents) said the town council did something completely wrong and the taxpayers supported me,” he said. “I don’t feel bad about it at all.”
  • Meg Weiss, Bonita Springs deputy city clerk for human resources, is responsible for narrowing the qualified candidates and once the Feb. 28 deadline hits, City Council will continue the process.
  • “So far”, she said, “out of the roughly 60 resumes, 10 do not meet the minimum requirements.”
  • Weiss plans to ask council at the Feb. 16 meeting for direction on how to proceed. If council will review the applications, as planned, or will ask for further assistance from human resources because of the amount.
  • Weiss said she is expecting to receive 100 resumes by the deadline.
  • Gary Price, the Sanibel Island city manager for 14 years, began his term with the City of Bonita Springs on April 26, 2000. When he announced his retirement at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting, he called his nearly 11 year experience “an unforgettable ride.”