West interim county manager; Eller fosters team environment

Published 8:52 am Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Robin West, Davie County’s assistant county manager and chief financial officer, was named interim county manager by county commissioners last week.

She will fill in for John Eller, who resigned for another job, while commissioners search for a new manager.

The meeting included praises for Eller, and a touching message from Eller.

Board member Mark Jones said that Eller fostered a team environment.

“John, you have come in and showed these characteristics: humility, Godliness, integrity, character, honor, family. You’ve brought that to the staff … to this whole county. You have done a lot to unify us and bring us together.”

“This work has really taken up a large part of my life,” Eller said. “What we’re doing here in Davie County is important and great, that’s what’s kept me going.

“The only wan to be great at what you do is to first, love what you do. I’ve truly loved what I’ve been able to do and I truly love the team that I’ve been able to do it with.

“Leaving anything you love is tearful and sad. Our staff gave me their all. I’m forever grateful. I’m going to miss every one of them.

“I don’t want to be said that it’s over, I want to be able to smile that it happened,” Eller said.

“I know how lucky I am to be a part of something that makes it so hard to say goodbye. Godspeed Davie County.”