Cleburne County Treasurer Pam Gray, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of this term.
Gray began working for the county in 1991, for then Treasurer, Rita Swaffar. When Mrs. Swaffar retired, she worked eight years for Treasurer, Lavelle McGary, before becoming County Treasurer in 2007.
“When I started, virtually every county office was located in the old courthouse on Main Street. Now we have offices across the street and across town. Technology has changed the way we operate probably more than any other thing since I’ve been here; and while I know change is inevitable, sometimes I miss the simpler times,” Gray said,
Gray shared these thoughts on her 30 years with Cleburne County.
“I am so thankful for the time that I’ve had here. I had the opportunity to work for two amazing women, and to work with so many good people, who have become dear friends. Also, I don’t know what I would have done without my Chief Deputy, Felicia Hipp. She has been a huge help and a joy to work with.”
“Cleburne County is my home, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. There is a real sense of community here, where people are your friends and neighbors, no matter what part of the county you’re in. We look out for each other and try to help one another when there is a need. In this day and time, that is truly something special.”
As for her future plans, Gray looks forward to having more time to devote to family, friends, her church and hopefully, one day, grandchildren.