The Parish received 16 applications for the Registrar of Voters position. A committee comprised of Council members Russell Rachal, Patsy Hoover, HR employee Cathy Creamer, and Council Clerk Cheryl Fredricks interviewed 8 candidates. They used an objective point based system where no one knew the scores of the other committee members. This insured a fair selection process.
The final three applicants were presented to the Council at its meeting Monday night, May 20. They are in order of their interview score (highest to lowest): Kecia McConathy, Kathrin Holden, and Debbie Tebbetts.
A motion was made to approve McConathy as the new Registrar of Voters. While McConathy’s interview score was 30% higher than Holden’s, Council members Rodney Bedgood, Chris Paige and Hoover voted against her appointment. Instead, Hoover moved that they appoint Holden as the new ROV. Council members Doug de Graffenried and Rachal voted no, but the motion passed with a majority vote.