CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The city is currently without a tax administrator.

Shelley Goodrich, who had held that position since January 2015, resigned on May 26. Her last day was June 16.

In a letter to Mayor Don Walters, Goodrich said she was formally notifying him she had accepted a recent job offer as an accounting manager with Grace Church of Greater Akron. She wrote that the decision was not an easy one.

"[The decision] involved many hours of thoughtful consideration, particularly with respect to my own plans for my future and what's best for my family. I am confident, however, that this new position represents a positive move for me, my family and my career."

Goodrich went on to thank Walters for his trust and support over the past several years. "The knowledge and experience I have gained by working here is immeasurable," she said in the letter. "I am very grateful for the time I have spent with our team and the personal and professional relationships I've built."

Bryan Hoffman, the city's finance director, said Goodrich, "had a strong commitment to her job, her staff, and the community." Hoffman further stated, "The income tax administrator position is not an easy position, but she always gave 110 percent. I wish her all the best."

Hoffman, who was responding to questions by email, said as of July 5, he was evaluating how and when he will replace Goodrich. "I don't have a timeline," he added.

Goodrich's annual salary when she started as tax administrator was $72,093, according to Vickie Steiner, the city's HR director. When Goodrich left, she was making $83,008 per year.


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