Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) - The City of Jerome received the resignation of City Administrator Polly Hulsey on Tuesday.
In a press release, the City said Hulsey resigned for personal reasons and the resignation is effective immediately.
“Polly has been an outstanding asset to the city and will be greatly missed. I was surprised by her resignation but understand that she needs to move ahead to the next phase of her career," said Mayor John Shine.
“The City has encountered many challenges during Ms. Hulsey’s tenure but under Hulsey’s leadership and professionalism the City has continually moved toward better solutions for the community. One particularly noteworthy event under Ms. Hulsey’s leadership was receiving the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished
Budget Presentation Award," said Mayor John Shine.
The City intends to search nationwide for Jerome’s City Administrator. The recruiting process will begin as soon as possible.
Below is an official media statement from Polly Hulsey:
“I have been dedicated to serving the community of Jerome in a proactive and positive manner during my tenure. So, it is with tremendous sadness that I tender my resignation as City Administrator of the City of Jerome effective September 17, 2013.
This has been a very difficult and personal decision for me. Due to a recent inaccurate article that questioned my credibility and integrity, it is very important to me that I am able to protect my name. The City of Jerome has recently experienced several challenges; however I can assure you the staff is dedicated to serving the citizens of Jerome.
The City of Jerome has some very talented and dedicated staff members, as well as elected officials serving the community. I have not been asked to resign and have had a good relationship with the City staff, which makes my decision even more difficult. My hope is the community will continue to support these incredibly hard working individuals, as they continue to serve their community.
I consider everyday a gift from God and have worked very hard to make a positive difference for the City of Jerome. I value all of the support I have received and appreciate everyone’s affirmation of who I am and what I represent. I wish nothing but the best for the future of Jerome.”