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Jackson Commissioners and County Manager come to ‘amicable’ end to manager’s contract

According to a press release issued by Jackson County on Wednesday morning, during the October 24, 2023 board meeting, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams amicably came to an agreement to end Mr. Adams’ employment with Jackson County effective December 31, 2023.

“Mr. Adams has served Jackson County well. The Board of Commissioners greatly appreciates his service to our community and we believe the agreement reached reflects our positive opinion of Mr. Adams,” said Mark Letson, Chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. “We wish him the best. As mutually agreed, it is in the best interest for Jackson County to move forward with transitioning to new leadership. We look forward to working towards accomplishing this task. Transitioning to new leadership will assist the Board in achieving other positive goals and objectives within our community.”

Adams has served Jackson County since August 2016.

“It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Jackson County. It has been my privilege to work with excellent employees and elected leadership within the County. Due to personal reasons, including health and other personal issues, I believe it is in the best interest of the County and for me to step away and retire. This will allow for other leadership to take my place. I am extremely appreciative to the Board of Commissioners for moving forward with this agreement that is in the best interest of the County’s operations and its citizens. Jackson County is my home and a wonderful place to live. I plan on remaining in the County during my retirement.”

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