After almost a decade on the job, Cathy Best, Anderson County human resources and risk management director, is resigning to take a similar position in the private sector.
Best announced her resignation to the Human Resources Advisory Committee, Chair Rodney Archer, and County Mayor Terry Frank in a Monday letter. Her resignation is effective November 21.
Best said it was a difficult decision because working for Anderson County government for the past 9.5 years has been a positive experience and one for which she is grateful.
“As the human resources director, this committee’s support allowed me to implement various programs and policies, unifying the offices from pay scales to the personnel policies in place,” Best said. “My hope in the future is that the Human Resources Department will be separated from the politics and operate independently so that the department can provide the continued support in a fair and equitable way for the county and its employees as a whole.”
Best said she has flexibility in her new position, so she can help the county search for her replacement.
“It has been a pleasure working with each of you over the years, and I would like to wish you all the best,” Best told Anderson County commissioners in a Monday email.