Thursday, September 27, 2012
Assistant Finance Director Amy Palmer has been let go by the city of Sunnyside, according to Interim City Manager Frank Sweet.
Palmer had worked for the city for nine months. She was hired by former City Manager Mark Gervasi and worked with former Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer Byron Olson until he left the city in May.
Since Olson's departure she has been acting in the capacity of chief financial officer and working to sort out the issues with the city's budget with Sweet.
When asked about Palmer's dismissal, Sweet stated that she "did not pass her probation." Her probation period was extended by Sweet due to the turmoil in city leadership.
Sweet came under some criticism earlier in the year when he dismissed police administrative assistant Charlotte Hinderlider.
The city is currently looking for a new financial officer.