County clerk, CFO voted as interim county administrators
Published 2:49 pm Saturday, January 5, 2019
From Staff Reports
AMERICUS — Sumter County Clerk Rayetta Volley and Sumter County Finance Director Janice Jarvis were both voted by the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to serve as interim county administrators during a special called session held Wednesday.
Both Volley and Jarvis are replacing Bill Twomey, who served as Sumter County administrator from Dec. 1, 2011, to Oct. 5, 2018. Twomey has since taken a position with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.
“We will be serving as the interim county administrators,” Volley told the Times-Recorder Thursday. “Jarvis will be the Sumter County fiscal administrator and I’m going to be the Sumter County General Operations administrator.” Volley said that they can serve as interim administrators for up to six months, but that it is also up to the discretion of the BOC as to whether or not someone else might be voted in to serve on a permanent basis.
Commissioner Mark Waddell made a motion to approve the appointment of Volley as the Interim General Operations administrator for Sumter County for no more than six months with a salary increase of $30,000. Commissioner Thomas Jordan seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.
Commissioner Waddell made a motion to approve the appointment of Jarvis as the Interim Fiscal administrator for Sumter County for no more than six months with a salary increase of $30,000. New Commissioner Scott Roberson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
“I am honored and excited to accept the position of Sumter County Fiscal administrator,” Jarvis told the Times-Recorder. “I look forward to working in coordination with General Operations Administrator Rayetta Volley, as well as the Sumter County Board of Commissioners, elected officials, department heads, staff, and our local municipalities and agencies. I have an ‘open door’ policy and I encourage our citizens to contact either me or Ms. Volley with any issues, questions or concerns.”
Jarvis told the Americus Times-Recorder that she, along with Volley, will serve as interim county administrators for up to six months. She added that if the BOC believes the dual-administrative system is working well, they may consider keeping both her and Volley as county administrators on a permanent basis.
The BOC will convene at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Sumter County Courthouse for its monthly work session. The meeting is open to the public.