While they could take no official action during their meeting Tuesday, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors are likely to appoint a replacement for outgoing County Attorney Rachel Ginbey.
Last week, Ginbey submitted a letter of resignation to the County saying she would be leaving to take the County Attorney post in Hancock County. Ginbey’s last date as Floyd County Attorney is expected to be March 12th and she’ll begin her new job March 13th.
Ginbey was asked if she’ll be able to clear her court docket before her departure.
Ginbey’s resignation comes after she was re-elected to another four-year term this past November. The consensus of the Supervisors is to appoint someone to replace Ginbey to serve out the remainder of her term, which would end December 31, 2026.
While the Board doesn’t have to wait to advertise their intent to appoint a new county attorney, the earliest that appointment can be made is March 13th, when the post officially becomes vacant. Still, any eligible voter within the county would have 14 days from that appointment in which to file a petition to force a special election to fill the position.
Supervisors are expected to make their approach to selecting Ginbey’s replacement official at their next Board meeting on February 27th.