Longtime Fayette Finance Officer Mary Parrot retires

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The retirement of longtime Fayette County Finance Department Director Mary Parrott was recently announced. Pictured with Parrot, at left, receiving an award for her service was County Administrator Steve Rapson. In the background were Commissioner Edge Gibbons and Chairman Randy Ognio. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The retirement of longtime Fayette County Finance Department Director Mary Parrott was recently announced. Pictured with Parrot, at left, receiving an award for her service was County Administrator Steve Rapson. In the background were Commissioner Edge Gibbons and Chairman Randy Ognio. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been more than 17 years that Chief Finance Officer Mary Parrott has been involved with the Fayette County Finance Department. That time came to an end when her retirement was announced at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission.

The announcement of Parrott’s retirement came with a brief, yet animated, presentation at the beginning of the meeting, where Parrott was surrounded by commissioners and finance staff.

County Administrator Steve Rapson in acknowledging Parrott’s benefit to staff and her efforts on behalf of the county said those years-long contributions will be missed.

“There are a couple of employees, when they leave you immediately feel their leaving, and Mary is one of those,” Rapson said. “Her leadership and guidance will be greatly missed.”