Moore appointed director of the finance department

The McMinnville city government has a new director of the finance department.

Samantha Moore was appointed at the meeting of the council of burgomasters and aldermen on Tuesday evening. She has served as acting manager since the resignation of Shirley Durham, who is now only town clerk.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue to improve some processes and look at some new ways to help be more transparent to the city government, its employees and citizens. Helping all departments work better together, I think will be a win for everyone,” Moore said.

Moore was hired by the city in 2017 as an administrative assistant and began to climb the proverbial ranks.

According to Mayor Ryle Chastain, she has proven her abilities and is an asset to the city.

“I find Samantha to be a very effective, extremely organized communicator and I think everyone has seen her budget presentations over the years and we can all agree that they are extremely impressive,” Chastain said. “She has been an asset to us, especially during the budget period. As far as I know, over the past few months she has done a very good job of managing the department. I think it would be a good decision for the city in the future. I think she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has worked effectively with Shirley and the other members of the finance department, as well as Mr. Everett Brock and Mr. Nolan Ming. I think this is a good decision for the town of McMinnville.

Moore received a unanimous nod from Chastain, Vice Mayor Everett Brock and aldermen Zach Sutton, Rachel Kirby, Steve Harvey and Sally Brock. Alderman Stacey Harvey was absent.

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