Stockbridge City Council appointed a new interim treasurer
Monday in a special called meeting 10 days after the
previous person to hold that post resigned while making
racial allegations against the city.
Nabers was the city’s lead accountant before being named
interim treasurer. She has been with Stockbridge a few
months, according to city officials, after spending several
years as assistant finance director for Rockdale County.
Bush, who had been interim treasurer since mid-2013 but
never was appointed permanently to the job, resigned Aug. 6
effective immediately by submitting a hand-delivered letter
to city manager Michael Harris.
being forced to resign because the City of Stockbridge has
made my working conditions unbearable,” Bush wrote. “As you
know, I have been accused of illegal conduct, been called
names, and been subjected to other harassment by the City of
Stockbridge. The harassment I have been subjected to is
racially motivated. I can no longer tolerate this racially
hostile working environment.”
not the first former Stockbridge employee in 2014 to make
race-related allegations against the city. Rhonda Blackmon
filed an EEOC complaint in late March, after being stripped
of her duties at the first City Council meeting of the year
in early January. Blackmon’s attorney wrote a letter to the
city in February charging that Blackmon’s termination was
void and that the appointment of a less-qualified employee
to replace her was racially motivated (both Blackmon and
Bush are white).
Harris said Tuesday morning
that Bush has made no official complaint of any kind as far
as he knows. “We have not heard from him,” Harris said.