Powder Springs Searching for New Finance Director
Beverly Waldrip recently resigned for a position with Peachtree City.
Powder Springs is accepting applications for finance director through Friday to replace Beverly Waldrip, who recently left the city for a position with Peachtree City.
“She’s got a nice promotion there,” Mayor Pat Vaughn said.
Waldrip came to Powder Springs in January 2009 after 18 years as an accountant with the Atlanta Regional Commission. Waldrip’s predecessor, Janet Camburn, left Powder Springs in September 2008 and also took a job in Peachtree City’s finance department.
Interim City Manager Brad Hulsey said there have been four applicants so far, all from Georgia. There isn’t a timetable to have a replacement hired, he said, adding he’d like the person to start soon as the city prepares for next fiscal year’s budget.
The salary is listed between $59,204 and $91,766; Waldrip made $85,000. For the job description, qualifications and how to apply, go here.
Waldrip becomes the fourth top non-elected official to leave Powder Springs since 2011.
L. Rick Richardson, who had served as police chief since 1994, was fired in early 2011 for allegedly authorizing the direct sale of three police vehicles instead of them being sold at auction. He was replaced by current Chief Charlie Sewell.
Rodger Swaim retired in 2011 after seven years as the city's Public Works director. He was succeeded by current Public Works Director Greg Ramsey.
Rick Eckert, who became city manager in May 2010, resigned in February but is receiving his full pay as a consultant for the city through May, or until he finds another job.
Powder Springs is getting a city manager job description together so it can begin its national search, Vaughn said.