Greene County public administrator Lee Ann Walker submitted her resignation Monday due to ongoing health issues. Walker’s resignation is effective 5 p.m. January 7, 2019.
Walker has been battling life-threatening health issues over the last year which caused her to miss significant amounts of time from her office. During recent county budget meetings, it was stated that some of the projects taken in by the public administrator’s office were delayed because of Walker’s absence due to her illness.
This is Ms. Walker’s resignation email to Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon (provided to OI by County Clerk Shane Schoeller):
Dear Commissioner Dixon:
It is with a heavy heart that I hereby notify you that I must resign my duly elected position as Greene County Public Administrator effective at 5:00 p.m. today due to an increasingly severe long term physical illness.
I appreciate the confidence of the Greene County voters who elected me to this position which is a very special calling. It has been an honor to serve the 600 souls under my care since January 1, 2017.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
With kindest regards,
Lee Ann Walker
Greene County Public Administrator
Schoeller notified the governor’s office today about the resignation because of Missouri law RSMo 105.030. The governor will appoint someone to fill the remainder of Walker’s term.
Whoever is appointed to replace Walker will hold the position until the 2020 general election when they can run for a full term in the office.