The Okaloosa County Commission will conduct an executive session at the conclusion of its regularly scheduled board meeting on Aug. 20 at the County Commissioners Conference Room at the Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.

The executive session has been scheduled to discuss ongoing litigation. The session will begin following the completion of the matters on the agenda for the regularly scheduled Aug. 20 meeting. It is estimated to begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. and will last for approximately 30 minutes.

The subject matter of the executive session is to discuss litigation strategy and settlement relating to the lawsuit Inland Services of Florida Inc. v. Okaloosa County. The discussions in this session shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures as to these litigation matters. The session will be recorded by a certified court reporter. The meeting be attended by Chairman Kelly Windes, Vice Chairman Trey Goodwin, Commissioner Graham Fountain, Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel, Commissioner Nathan Boyles, County Administrator John Hofstad, County Attorney Greg Stewart, and the certified court reporter.

Following the closed session, the board will reconvene in open session in the County Commission meeting room, at which time Windes will announce the termination of the executive session. The board at that time shall take such action as is necessary on this matter and will adjourn the regularly scheduled board meeting.