Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position
Special to SEGAZINE
Glynn County residents don’t want to pay for a full-time County Commission chairman, but they still might get the chance to elect the chairman rather than have the other commissioners fill the post.
At the urging of Chairwoman Mary Hunt, the commission is going through a process that could change the way the county is governed. For decades, the commission chairman has been elected to a one-year term by the commission. Under Hunt’s proposal, the county’s voters would elect a chairman to serve a four-year term.
“I think it’s important for residents to have that voice,” Hunt said. “I really feel strongly about that.”
Hunt’s original proposal included making the chairman’s job full-time with a salary of $100,000 to $120,000 commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. But the commission has made a point of stressing frugality and has cut positions while reducing its budget, and the notion of adding a high-salaried job didn’t sit well with the general public, Hunt said.
Source: Georgia Times-Union