CTAS official out
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By MIKE WEST/Courier Editor

Cannon County has a new County Technical Assistance Service representative following the resignation of Doug Bodary

 Bodary announced his resignation at Saturday’s (Jan. 19) County Commission meeting and introduced his replacement, Ben Rodgers. Rodgers is the nephew of Billy C. Rodgers, a long-time CTAS advisor who died in 2006.

 His announcement came at the end of a lengthy commission meeting and began with Bodary denouncing County Exec-utive Mike Gannon.

 “It has been brought to my attention by numerous people in Nashville, that Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon has under taken calling multiple state departments, association directors and state officials to spread a rumor that I’m using my position to set up myself for a run against him for the Cannon County Executive’s Office next year,” Bodary said.

Gannon confirmed that he had called about Bodary, but he wasn’t the only county official to call.

“At least five other county officials had called and complained about Mr. Bodary,” Gannon said. “I haven’t spoken with his boss in over a year.

“I think it is best for everyone that he no longer represent Cannon County,” Gannon continued.

 “Mr. Gannon spread this false rumor to the point where I am getting calls from the media about this. Because of the public nature of his accusations, I feel it necessary that I publicly address this issue,” he said.

 “I am not interested in running for office in this county. Not only am I not interested, I am not running for county executive,” Bodary said.

Gannon said Bodary had been meddling in local issues to the point “I felt we needed someone else to advise us.”

 The CTAS representative pointed out that he is already in the process of building a new home in Rutherford County and will be moving there. That move would make him ineligible for any Cannon County office.

 Bodary said he has enjoyed his two years serving Cannon County with CTAS.

 During his work here, Cannon County has achieved several “firsts” including its first ever review of its debt service funds, resulting in a $300,000 savings.

 Bodary also cited the county’s first national credit rating of A2, which helps hold down loan costs along with the county’s first debt policy.

 He also worked with Sheriff Darrell Young to improve the structural integrity of the county jail and to make the jail much more energy efficient.
Member Opinions:
By: CoreyD on 1/28/13
What a crock of baloney to put it nicely! Just goes to prove that Mr. Gannon doesn't like it when someone "meddles" in his business and if they do he will certainly pick up the phone and try to remove the problem!

Perhaps the citizens of Cannon County should follow Mr. Gannon's own advice and find us someone else to "advise us" in the County Executive's office.

We can't afford another four years of gross negligence and the always tired excuse of "I didn't know"!

We certainly can't afford someone whose continued inept management has cost this county's taxpayers thousands of dollars while getting paid thousands of dollars a year himself.

By the way, before it is said that I am going to run for County Executive, let me categorically squash that rumor as well because I have been told that Mr. Gannon is saying that about me as well.

I have no desire nor intent to run for any office in Cannon County in 2014 and no phone call is going to make me disappear!

I just pray on a nightly basis that someone will run who has more management and common sense than to just "come to a gentlemen's agreement" or use taxpayer money to pay someone's rent!

By: ladyreader on 1/29/13
Integrity comes to mind, for the next County Executive.

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