Etowah County Chief Administrative Officer Sherrie Kelley is resigning from her position, County Commission President Tim Choate confirmed Thursday morning.
Kelley submitted her letter of resignation Tuesday, and by contract is allowed to give a 60-day notice, according to Choate.
A replacement search committee will be formed during the commission’s next meeting July 11. In the event a replacement isn’t found before Kelley leaves, said Choate, the county is prepared to put another employee in the position temporarily and financial operations should not be disrupted.
“We can make it, it’s not the first time we’ve had to do this,” said Choate. “We will not be off track.”
Kelley was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.
She was hired as CAO in July 2015, and began working Aug. 7 that year, according to an article in The Gadsden Times. She had been county administrator with the Coosa County Commission since 2001, served as president of the Alabama County Administrators Association in 2006 and 2007, and served on several committees for the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.
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