The Honorable Board of Supervisors:Both Brinks' letter and the county imply that she simply declined an offer that the county made to employ her. But on Nov. 17, Brinks was appointed to the $164,000-a-year job, and had verbally committed to begin work in January, even telling the Journal she was "excited" to get to work. The county has been searching for a new director since Phillip Crandall announced his retirement in February.
It is with regret to notify you that after discussions with my family, for a variety of reasons, including my personal support network in the Sacramento region, and the satisfaction I have working with El Dorado County, I am unable to accept the position as the Director of Health and Human Services.
I am honored by the confidence you have all shown in me, and appreciative of all the efforts you and members of the community have made to make me feel welcome.
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet in closed session on Tuesday to discuss the position of Director of the Department of Health & Human Services as Kristin Brinks, who was recently appointed to the post, declined the offer.
The Board announced Brinks’ appointment on Nov. 17. She was scheduled to begin work in January. On Dec. 1 Brinks sent a letter to the Board informing the supervisors of her decision. In her letter, Brinks cited her personal support network in the Sacramento region and the satisfaction she has in El Dorado County, where she works currently.
Depending on the Board’s actions Tuesday, there may or may not be information to report out of closed session.
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