By Jim Seckler
Mohave Valley Daily News
On Monday, the supervisors appointed Mike Hendrix as acting county administrator for six months. The board also renamed the position as an administrator instead of manager. Hendrix started with the county in May 1984 as an engineer in the public works department. Hendrix will be acting county manager at an annual salary of $140,000.
The board also voted to eliminate the county ordinance on the duties of a county manager. The board also voted to conduct a national search for a permanent county administrator. Former Mohave County Manager Ron Walker, who made $170,788 a year, resigned Jan. 1.
The board eliminated the four deputy county manager positions. Each deputy county manager made $137,280 a year. The deputy county managers included Dana Hlavac, of the criminal justice services; Susie Parel-Duranceau, of the health and community services; Hendrix, of the development services; and John Timko, of finance services.