Bill Graham

Rhea County Finance Director Bill Graham announced that is stepping down from the position at a Rhea County Finance Committee meeting on Thursday.

“I appreciate the cooperation I have received from the [finance] committee, the county commission and the county mayor,” Graham said in a statement he read to the committee.

Finance committee members accepted Graham’s resignation as well as his recommendation that the committee appoint Kelley Morgan who had been serving as a deputy finance director, to fill Graham’s role.

 “It has been a pleasure to work with her the last several months. I feel comfortable recommending she be appointed as Rhea County Finance Director,” Graham said.

Graham will act as a consultant should the need arise until the end of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2019.

The Rhea County Commission will meet next in a workshop session on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Phil Swafford Building. The commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., also in the conference room of the Phil Swafford Building.

Both meetings are open to the public.