Just weeks after the New Hanover County’s 2015-2016 fiscal year budget passed by a three to two vote from county commissioners, Budget Director Cam Griffin announced her plan to retire in the coming months.
In a written statement posted by county officials on the New Hanover County website, Griffin said: “It has been my honor and privilege to work with New Hanover County for over 30 years…I have worked with many wonderful employees, elected officials and community organizations during this time.”
The statement from the county did not include a timeline for Griffin’s departure.
The county’s statement attributes Griffin’s leadership for the New Hanover County Budget Department being recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the last 24 consecutive years. The GFOA accolade recognizes innovative programs and contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management.
“I am so happy for Cam, as this is something that she really wants to do, but it’s an incredible loss for New Hanover County,” New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet said. “We cannot replace Cam, her experience, and her talent.”
Board of Commissioners Chairman Jonathan Barfield Jr. also expressed his gratitude for Budget Director Griffin.
“There is no replacing the depth, quality, and passion of the work Cam has offered to the county and its residents,” Barfield said.