Glenn Rosenoff will leave the town’s top administrative post on Friday, April 10, and begin work May 1 in Jonesborough, where he will fill the vacancy created by the July 1 retirement of longtime Town Administrator Bob Browning.
Erwin Mayor Doris Hensley said Friday the town is advertising for Rosenoff’s position and has already received applications from four candidates who all appear to have the needed qualifications.
Applications were being taken through Monday, April 6, and Hensley said the deadline can be extended if needed.
For the anticipated period of time between Rosenoff’s departure and the start date for the new recorder, Hensley will be overseeing town operations and finances on an interim basis.
Hensley served as Erwin’s town recorder for 11 years before retiring from the town after 30 years of service. Following her retirement, she worked as a consultant for the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Assistance Service, filling in as interim recorder for several towns east of Nashville as well locally in Unicoi and Bluff City.
In Erwin, she said, “We have a talented and professional staff at city hall that could probably go on without any (interim oversight). And the board (of Aldermen) have offered to help anyway they can. So I feel we will be in good shape.”
The entire town board will meet with the applicants and Hensley anticipates the state’s coronavirus social distancing requirements will make those meetings more difficult even with measures now in place to allow the town to conduct meetings electronically.
Hensley commended Rosenoff for the job he has done in the recorder's office and wished him the best in his new position in Jonesborough.
“He will be missed,” she said. “It will be difficult for us. But we will do our best to get someone in quickly who is equally qualified to do the job.”