19 candidates seek to become Grady County’s next administrator

There are currently 19 applicants seeking the position of Grady County administrator and the county commission has agreed to continue accepting applications.
Originally, the deadline for applications was advertised as Jan. 5, 2013, but last Wednesday during a discussion with consultant Tom Berry, the board agreed to leave the application period open.
As of last Wednesday, there were 15 applicants, but through Tuesday of this week that number had increased by four.
“You’ve got some pretty good applications. There are very few ‘local’ candidates, but many have ties to this area in either south Georgia or north Florida and know about Grady County,” Berry, who is coordinating the search for the board, said last week.
Two of the candidates are females and the remainder are males, according to Berry.
District 1 Commissioner Elwyn Childs requested to discuss the individuals who had applied and the board went behind closed doors with Berry and Attorney Kevin S. Cauley to discuss further.
After Berry’s closed door briefing, the commission agreed to leave the application period open and for Berry to begin phone interviews to “substantiate what is on the resumes.”
The county administrator position has been vacant since the death of longtime administrator Rusty Moye on Sept. 27, 2012.

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