By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter
MOUNT VERNON — Effective Aug. 1, Kenda Ross-Gage will assume the position of clerk for the Knox County Board of Commissioners. She is replacing Rochelle Shackle who is retiring July 31 after 30 years of service to the county.
Ross-Gage has been with the commissioners since April 2014. She will receive a slight increase from her salary as deputy clerk but not the full amount as the clerk's duties are now split with the county administrator, Jason Booth. Ross-Gage will be responsible for minutes, journaling, payroll and other administrative duties.
Kenda Ross-Gage - KP Photo
Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said the deputy clerk position will remain vacant. “We may have some sharing of an employee with another department,” she said, such as phone coverage when Ross-Gage is in commissioners' sessions.
“I want to thank her for the service to the county and to the county commissioners,” said Bemiller of Shackle. “It's much appreciated. She's been a huge asset to the county and the commissioners. She has a lot of institutional knowledge.”
“I do appreciate everything and all of the people,” said Shackle.