Mexico Beach city clerk resigns

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM.

Mexico Beach is on the hunt for a city clerk. Again.

After just a month on the job, Sharon McGhee resigned her position as city clerk last Monday.

During a special meeting held the last week of July, Mayor Al Cathey recommended not to continue McGhee’s employment and reminded the council that he had not voted for her initially.

“I have 40 years of experience dealing with people. I won’t discard my instincts,” said Cathey at the meeting. “I don’t think we made the right choice.”

Cathey said the learning curve was bigger than he anticipated and felt that the new clerk wasn’t progressing quickly enough in her duties.

McGhee said that her knowledge of the role was based on the job ad she originally read along with bits and pieces she picked up from city employees.

McGhee spoke of getting “conflicting information” when it came to the job’s responsibilities and expressed frustration at the lack of an organized procedural document.

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