Turner will get paid a base salary of $12,141.67 monthly until the permanent manager’s hired. Turner’s contract “encourages” him to apply for the permanent position, but he hasn’t yet decided if he will.
Turner, 68, grew up in Chattanooga, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1971, and spent many years as a financial administrator for Chattanooga’s public health department.
He moved to Cartersville 15 years ago, along with a family that now includes his wife, four children and four grandchildren. He worked as financial director for the city of Kennesaw before coming to Avondale Estates.
He also serves on the finance committee of his church, Sam Jones United Methodist, and is chairman of the board of Cartersville’s Battered Women’s Shelter.
Turner left Feb. 20 for a long-planned two-week tour of Israel. Regarding his scheduled visits to Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and Masada, Turner said, “I’ve wanted to do this since I was 14.”