Friday, February 18, 2011

Jones: "I have not and will not consider resigning"

In a new video to employees, Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones says that he looks forward to his continued service with the county and has not considered stepping down.

The message -- which you can also view by clicking here -- was sent to county workers Thursday afternoon, and requested by the Observer today.

Jones states that he remains "as committed as ever" to helping the county meet its 2015 goals, and his immediate focus is working on putting together the 2011-12 budget.

"I look forward to my continued service as county manager," Jones said, "and have not and will not consider resigning, and have no plans to retire in the immediate future."

The new video comes in the heels of a closed-door meeting earlier this week between Jones and county commissioners on his performance and other issues stemming from a payout to the county's former mental health director. Read the statement issued by commissioners after the talk by clicking here. -- APRIL BETHEA