FHS executive director announces resignation

Published 2:55 pm Monday, August 10, 2015

Selena Coffey, executive director for the Foothills Humane Society, announced Monday, Aug. 3 that she would resign her position effective Friday, Aug. 14.

Coffey has accepted a position and will begin her term as town manger for the town of Weaverville located in Buncombe County on Aug. 24.

She was selected from 49 candidates who were put through a very intensive screening process, according to interim town manager Michael Morgan.

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Morgan served as town manager for Weaverville for 18 years before retiring in 2002. He was recently called back to service to fill a void in the position while the town council completed the search for a new manager.

NEWSFoothillsCoffey_1“She has a lot of expertise in local government and will fit in with the Weaverville citizens very well.” said Morgan.

“We’re really excited about her coming on board,” he added.

Coffey served 16 years as assistant county manager for Henderson County, N.C. before transitioning to Foothills Humane Society as the organization’s first executive director in 2011.

“I was looking to get back into local government,” Coffey said. “That is my educational background and where my experience was.”

The Foothills Humane Society board will meet before the end of August to form a search committee that will determine the new executive director.

“Working with the staff, board and community at Foothills has been a wonderful experience,” said Coffey. “They do a great service and I encourage the community to continue supporting them.”