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Interim Director Appointed For Senior Citizens Center

An interim director has been appointed for the Senior Citizens Center, following Karon Weatherman’s resignation as program and marketing director on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

Senior Citizens Center sign

Kathie Steele will be overseeing operations at the facility until a permanent director is hired, City Manager Marc Maxwell said Tuesday morning.

Steele is no stranger to the city. She retired as Business Office Manager after years of employment with the City of Sulphur Springs.

Steele has helped out some at the Senior Citizens Center since her retirement. She has already stepped in to help ensure programs continue as seamlessly as possible, including the Meal A Day program that serves shut-ins in Sulphur Springs. Meals were prepared by the volunteers this morning and delivered as scheduled. Other planned programs are still planned to proceed as scheduled, according to the city official.

Plans are still being made, but steps will be taken in the near future to begin the process of selecting and hiring a permanent director for the Senior Citizens Center.

Weatherman announced her resignation after 21 1/2 years as senior center director on social media Monday afternoon.

Social media post made around 1 p.m. Aug. 15, 2022, regarding her employment with the City of Sulphur Springs

Maxwell confirmed Weatherman’s resignation as senior center director a short time later Monday, but said he cannot comment on personnel matters. He said the goal will be for there to be as smooth a transition as possible until the City of Sulphur Springs is able to hire a permanent director. Steele will work to make center operations continue as seamlessly as possible in the interim.

Author: KSST Contributor

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