Since the retirement of former City Manager Larry Pratt in March, the city of Adairsville has operated without a full-time permanent city manager. Interim City Manager Bill McCain was appointed in April for a temporary term. McCain will stay on board for two more weeks as the new city manager makes her transition.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Crook amassed much of her experience within the administration of Paulding County. Spending more than 18 years in the Paulding County government, she began as Comptroller and Finance Director before holding the title of County Administrator for eight years.
Crook holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Mercer University and received many awards while working with Paulding County including national recognition from the United States Department of Commerce for innovation in economic development.
"I think she is more than qualified. I think she's going to make them an excellent city manager. She has a wide variety of experience in city management in a lot of areas. I spent the afternoon with her and I've been very impressed of her knowledge across the spectrum as far as city operations go," McCain said.
From her time in Adairsville, Crook was impressed with what she saw in the city and it's people speaking highly not only about the government operations but also of the kindness of residents.