FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Kimberly Erb, Executive Assistant
334.514.5841 ext. 5006
Elmore County Administrator Makes Plans to Retire
Wetumpka, AL – Grace McDuffie will be retiring as Elmore County Administrator after 32 years of government service on October 31, 2017. Grace was hired as County Administrator in January, 2014 after serving in various roles with the State of Alabama for over 28 years. As County Administrator, Grace manages the daily financial operations of the county and is responsible for a $25M budget. During her tenure with the County, Ms. McDuffie worked diligently on Blueprint 2020 which included improvements in the county totaling $38M and two bonds for $13M in financing.
“While it has been a pleasure serving the citizens of Elmore County and working with the elected officials and employees these past four years, I look forward to spending more time with my family and volunteering with the Capital Area Adult Literacy Council,” McDuffie said.
Previously, Ms. McDuffie worked at the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) for 9 years. Before coming to the County Commission, she served as the Assistant Director of the Financial Operations Division. While working for ADOR, Grace certified approximately $9B in state taxes and $400M in local taxes each year. She also balanced the Revenue Department’s funds while managing the accounting department operations.
Prior to ADOR, Grace was employed by the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts for 19 years where she achieved the position of Senior Accountant. In her role as an examiner, Ms. McDuffie performed numerous audits and prepared financial statements of governmental entities of state, county and city agencies.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from Auburn University. She also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Accounting, from Troy University. Ms. McDuffie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Public Manager (CPM). Grace is currently serving her second term on the Alabama Association of County Administrators Board.
“On behalf of the Elmore County Commission, we extend our sincere gratitude to Grace for her faithful service and her many contributions to Elmore County. Her knowledge and experience will be missed, but she will always be a part of the Elmore County family,” stated Commission Chairman Troy Stubbs.
Ms. McDuffie’s contributions to the Elmore County Commission will be remembered for years to come. The Commission wishes Grace the best in this new chapter of her life as she makes plans to step into retirement.