Powder Springs Picks Finance Director
Amy Davis, who will be making $85,000 annually, has 19 years of government experience.
The Powder Springs City Council on Monday approved 5-0 the hiring of the city’s fourth finance director since 2007.
Amy Davis has 19 years experience in government accounting: seven years with the city of Marietta, 10 with Cherokee County, and mostly recently, two with the city of Sandy Springs.
“As I looked through all the candidates, Amy has met and far exceeded the qualifications that we’re looking for,” said interim City Manager Brad Hulsey, who recommended Davis to the council out of 12 applicants.
“In speaking with other jurisdictions, she certainly comes with a great deal of fanfare as people have really given positive comments on her behalf.”
Davis, who wasn’t at Monday’s council meeting, is set to start today.
She resigned from Sandy Springs last August to spend time with her daughter as she underwent surgery, according to the Sandy Springs Reporter. There, she made $130,000 annually, the newspaper said.
At $85,000 with Powder Springs, she’ll be taking a pay cut of $45,000. The position was advertised at $59,204 to $91,766.
The previous finance director, Beverly Waldrip, left for a job with Peachtree City’s finance department in March. She had been with Powder Springs since January 2009 and was also making $85,000 a year.
Waldrip’s predecessor, Janet Camburn, left Powder Springs in September 2008 and also took a job in Peachtree City.
Before that, Gina Auld resigned in October 2007. She now works for the city of Kennesaw.