Powder Springs city clerk will retire on Friday

Powder Springs City Clerk Dawn Davis will retire Friday.

In a special called meeting Monday night, the Powder Springs City Council voted to promote their executive assistant, Kelly Axt, to city clerk.

The executive assistant post was created for Axt in October 2013, after she had served four years as an executive assistant at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church in Powder Springs.

Mayor Patricia Vaughn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday the executive assistant position will not be eliminated as city officials seek someone to fill that post.

Also in October 2013, Davis first announced her plan to resign at the end of that year but then decided to stay longer. Davis has served as the city clerk for nearly nine years.

Before then for 33 years, Davis said she worked in the Human Resources Payroll Department for Georgia State University until her first retirement.