Stanley Walthour, the state Division of Family and Child Services (DFCS) director for Bryan County, has officially resigned from the post he’s held since 2005.
Walthour announced in an e-mail Sunday that he decided almost two weeks ago to take a permanent position as the Chatham County DFCS director.
“It is now with mixed emotions that I’m writing to advise each of you, my community partners, that effective Dec.16, 2010, I assumed the role of permanent county director for Chatham County DFCS,” Walthour wrote.
But the resignation may not be noticeable at Bryan County DFCS. Walthour has been serving a temporary assignment as interim director for Chatham County DFCS since Dec. 16, 2009. Since that time, Bulloch County DFCS Director Rebecca Boston has been serving as acting director for Bryan County.
Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones said Boston will continue to serve as acting director until a permanent replacement can be found. Jones said he did not know when that might be.
Walthour said in his e-mail he is grateful to Boston for helping serve Bryan County.
“She has done an exceptional job in Bryan County and for that I will forever be indebted to her,” he wrote.
Boston and other DCFS officials were unable to be reached for comment by press time.