BREAKING: Ashe DSS Director Donna Weaver hands in her resignation as commissioners consider future of DSS

JEFFERSON-Donna Weaver, director of Ashe County’s Department of Social Services, submitted her resignation Monday night during a public hearing held by the Ashe County Board of Commissioners.

Weaver, who has been with the agency for more than three decades, said her last day will be Dec. 1, 2015.

The move comes during the second day of public comment hosted by commissioners as they consider dissolving the agency’s oversight board. Such a move would effectively allow the board to choose Weaver’s successor. Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to postpone their decision on potentially dissolving the board.

In a letter addressed to the Ashe County Department of Social Services Board of Directors, Weaver said she is choosing to retire as the past two years have been “unnecessarily difficult.”

“I have been needlessly micromanaged, threatened about who I will report to, had unnecessary work created for me and my staff, and unfair angst created or other agencies with whom I closely work,” Weaver wrote. “For two years, I have endured lack of basic professional courtesy, respect, genuine collaboration or trust from county leadership. My job is difficult enough without interference. Given the current circumstances that is unlikely to change.”

The Jefferson Post will update the story as further details become available.

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