The Executive Director - Manager Berry
The Executive Director is Manager Jack Berry, whose
job title was changed so that his retirement pay
could be jacked up. As one can see, beginning in
FY2015, which begins on October 1, 2014, Mr.
Berry's retirement is costing Columbia County's
tax payers $16,897. It is believed that Mr.
Berry takes his retirement pay in cash. He also
takes his health insurance in cash, giving him a
cash total , before taxes, etc., of $103,000.
Mr. Berry has recently stated that he does not
maintain a day planner of any kind. His
movements during his work day are kept top
His violations of the public records law and
recently the sunshine law have been documented.
Administrative Director to Administrative
A 38% reduction in pay for the same job
The Administrative Director, was long time
Authority veteran Sue Fraze. For years she ran
the Authority and made it possible for Mr. Berry
to come and go as he pleased. It appears her
work load left Mr. Berry with nothing much to do
most of the time. He appears to be the only
public official in Columbia County that has no
need to keep track of is appointments.
The line for Administrative Assistant is new. If
she doesn't change her mind, this position which
is tentatively going to Sonja Meads of the
Chamber of Commerce, has the same duties as Ms.
Fraze, with a very large salary reduction, which
based on Ms. Meads salary as the Administrative
Assistant, is 38%.
Cynthia Watson and Courtney Bryan
The other two columns, Financial Assistant
Counselor and Secretary/Receptionist represent
the jobs of Cynthia Watson and Courtney Bryan,