White County is again looking for a new county manager. Barely five months after taking office, Joey Cason resigned.
Cason took over as county executive in September 2021. Over the weekend, he tendered his resignation to the White County Board of Commissioners. Monday, March 21 was his last day on the job.
White County Commission Chairman Travis Turner told WRWH News that Cason cited compelling personal and family issues as the reason for his resignation. According to Turner, Cason will return to Camden County where he previously served as executive director of the Camden County Public Service Authority.
Cason’s decision took the commissioners by surprise.
“We were disappointed to receive Joey’s resignation this weekend. While Joey was only with us for a short time, we appreciate Joey’s work and accomplishments for our White County community and pray the best for him and his wife Shelia in the future,” the president said. Turner.
Turner adds that the commissioners will work to fill the position.
“I anticipate that the board will hopefully be able to appoint an interim county manager, hopefully soon, and then reopen our full-time county manager process in the coming weeks,” he says.
Cason is the second White County executive to step down in less than two years. He succeeds Jason Cobb who left last June after a year of work.
White County Commissioners have scheduled a meeting convened on Thursday morning March 24 to discuss filling the vacancy.