November 19, 2021 | News

Habersham County Commission extends interim manager’s contract

Writer: Hadley Cottingham

Published November 19, 2021
Now Habersham

The Habersham County Commission voted unanimously at their Nov. 18 meeting to extend Interim County Manager Alicia Vaughn’s contract until the search for a permanent county manager is complete.

Vaughn’s contract was originally six months long and was set to expire in December. The county won’t have a permanent manager instated by that time.

The Habersham County Commissioners voted to enlist the help of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) in their search for a new county manager in July, and application acceptance for that search won’t close for another two days.

Once applications close, CVIOG will go through a vetting process with those applicants and present a slate of 3-5 applicants to the commissioners for review. This process likely won’t be completed until the new year.

Vaughn’s extension will allow her to continue serving as interim manager until the county has chosen a successor, and allows for termination of her employment within 30 days of a termination notice.

The interim manager has submitted her application for the permanent position.