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Mecklenburg DSS chief Wilson fired
County manager announces ouster after four years
 
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:12 pm
by Herbert L. White

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Director Mary Wilson has been fired.


County Manager Harry Jones announced today in a press release that Wilson had been let go after four years in the position. Wilson, whose salary is $151,410, has indicated she plans to appeal the decision. County employees have 10 working days to appeal such actions.


"The action occurred after multiple meetings with members of the County’s executive team throughout her employment," the county release read. "General Manager Michelle Lancaster, along with division directors Rodney Adams, Mike Taylor, Darrell Cunningham and the 1,100 employees of DSS will continue to provide quality services to the community."

Wilson's tenure at DSS has been controversial. She came under fire after approving $20,000 in upgrades for her office and for hiring relatives of high-ranking public officials, including Samara Foxx, wife of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, the daughter of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe and the daughter of Superior Court Judge Yvonne Mims Evans. An investigation into a Christmas fund for low-income children also criticized how the department handled money for that initiative.



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$20K...what about Chief Rodney's $500K
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