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Thursday February 11th, 2016 8:20PM

Flowery Branch hires new City Clerk

By Bryan Pirkle Reporter
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council has hired a new City Clerk following the resignation of the former clerk earlier this month.

In a press release issued today, City Manager Bill Andrew said that the council had appointed Melissa McCain to take over the role being vacated by Marja Burney.

"With the recent resignation of our former City Clerk, the City immediately made an effort to find the best qualified individual to fill this position," he said. "As many of our current Council and staff had worked so well with Ms. McCain previously, we were pleased to have her accept an offer for employment with the City."

This will be McCain's second time filling the position of City Clerk for Flowery Branch. She was initially hired for the same role in January 2006 after having spent 5 months as the city's Administrative Clerk. McCain maintained the role for nearly 5 years before announcing in December 2010 that she would be resigning her post to accept the same position with the city of Doraville, beginning her duties in early 2011.

McCain acted as clerk for Doraville for only one year before being offered the opportunity to fill the same role for the Hall County Commission Board. McCain accepted the Commission's offer, and has been acting in that capacity since January 2012.

Aside from her experience working for local government, McCain also has prior law enforcement experience and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and an associate's degree in applied science in criminal justice.

Burney, who had acted as Flowery Branch's clerk since June 2011, offered no explanation for her resignation, according to an earlier statement by Mayor Mike Miller.

McCain is expected to begin her duties on February 13th.
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