Both of the retired Gwinnett County employees who followed former Gwinnett County manager Jock Connell to Barrow County are leaving. Nine days after Connell told his bosses on the Barrow County Board of Commissioners that he wasn’t a “good fit” for his job, public works director Lynn Smarr submitted her resignation. And last Friday, county clerk Marie Dickey also gave notice.
The dominoes begin falling this Friday with Connell’s departure. Smarr exits a week from Friday. Dickey says she will stay in place until Dec. 20, which is after the BOC’s final meeting of 2013 and gives the administration enough time to transition to a new clerk.