The search for a new executive director for Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency is yet to begin.
Bell County Judge-Executive and Bell-Whitley board chairman, Albey Brock, said the agency has yet to advertise for the position.
Deputy director Craig Brock has been named temporary acting director. He has been with Bell-Whitley for six years. He has been deputy director for five of those years and became acting director in July when former executive director Peggy Capps was placed on administrative leave.
“At this time, the board has not discussed Mrs. Capps replacement,” said Albey Brock. “The board has been focused on protecting the agency over the last few months. Now that Mrs. Capps has been fired, I’m sure those discussions will be forthcoming.”
Brock stated when the board elects to fill the position, it will be done in the open and with strict adherence to the procedures and policies set forth in the Bell-Whitley bylaws.
Brock stated the board will advertise for the position when the time comes.
Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency is one of more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States. Organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1969, as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty, Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency utilizes all resources available to help others to become self-sufficient.