You can remove “interim” from in front of the title Public Administrator for David Yancey.
Yancey has been officially confirmed by Governor Parson to finish out the term of Lee Ann Walker, who resigned on January 7 due to health reasons.
Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller officially swore-in Yancey at a ceremony today in the Greene County Commission Offices.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Greene County family again,” Yancey said in a statement. “The duties of this office are important to the community and I will work hard to make sure the cases are managed to the best of our ability.”
Yancey served at Greene County Public Administrator from 2009 to 2016. A Vietnam veteran, Yancey holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an executive MBA from Missouri State.
The office of the Public Administrator acts as the guardian or conservator for mentally disabled persons, a personal representative of deceased estates and conservator of minor estates. Currently there are approximately 600 wards of Greene County.
“We greatly appreciate Mr. Yancey’s willingness to serve Greene County citizens when called upon, even going so far as to come out of retirement to do so. The individuals and estates entrusted with their affairs through the Public Administrator’s office are in good hands,” said Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon said in a statement.
Even though he was brought out of retirement, it doesn’t mean this is a one term situation for Yancey.
“I’ll consider it when the time comes,” Yancey told OI when asked about running for a full term.