January 9, 2019 Dick Mangrum
Amanda Brock, longtime executive assistant in the county administrator’s office, will be the new interim county administrator for the foreseeable future. After an executive session of nearly an hour on Tuesday, the County Council unanimously approved Brock for the position. Brock will replace Rick Martin, who has served as interim administrator since the resignation of Scott Moulder last spring to become city administrator of Seneca. Martin will return to his previous position as director of the county rock quarry,but will, according to county attorney David Root, receive the elevated pay scale he was paid during his interim administration until the end of April. Brock will also receive a raise of undisclosed amount during the time she serves as interim administrator and for three months after the period ends, according to Root. The purpose of the arrangement, according to Root, is “to ensure a smooth transition to a new administrator or interim administrator.” The appointment becomes vital upon Brock’s written acceptance, Root said. The Council currently has three final candidates to fill the open administrator slot but a vote on a choice has been delayed since last fall. Brock, a former newspaper reporter with the Journal, began her employment with Oconee County in 2002 as an executive assistant to former county supervisor Ann Hughes. She was executive assistant to Scott Moulder throughout his nearly eight year tenure.