Chris Hixson is retiring as legislative administrator to the County Commission, and the assistant in the office, Patricia Moore, is taking her place.
The county is advertising internally for the post now held by Ms. Moore. There have been nine applicants thus far. The closing date is Monday.
Ms. Hixson started her 35th year with the county in November with most of the time spent at the county highway department. She took the commission post in 2011.
Ms. Hixson, who was married last year, said she wants to take time to enjoy her family, including her two grandchildren.
She took the place of Lila Mack in 2011.
Ms. Moore was previously at City Court. She has been in the County Commission office for almost five years.
The last day on the job for Ms. Hixson will be Jan. 29.