Williston hires “applicant A” as assistant town admin

Williston is one step closer to filling its vacant town administrator position.
Council members voted unanimously to hire "applicant A" as assistant town administrator during the regular council meeting Monday. Council did not immediately release the person's name because the individual had not yet been notified. Council discussed the hire in closed session, then held the vote in open session.
The new hire will work with interim administrator Roger LeDuc for several months before becoming the town's next administrator, LeDuc said after the meeting. LeDuc said the person will be learning the job before taking the reins.
The town interviewed three candidates for the job at a March 25 special-called meeting.
The candidates were Kenneth Cook, Rose N. Dobson-Elliott and current Barnwell County Council member Keith Sloan.
Before retiring, Cook was the human resources director for the city of Aiken. Before that, he was superintendent of public works and assistant public works director for Aiken, according to his resume.
Dobson-Elliott has been the county administrator for Bamberg and Hampton counties. She was also the deputy county administrator in Jasper, according to her resume.
Sloan, an accountant, has been doing contractual work for Williston for the past few years.