Fran Womack, Senior Staff Accountant with the Board of Commissioners Office has announced that she will retire on August 1, 2017, twelve years to the day from when she began her duties with the County.

A resident of Hillsboro in Jasper County, Ms. Womack has been a valuable part of the County government fiscal team since she began, holding a variety of responsibilities in finance and accounting during her tenure. She began her duties in August of 2005, having accepted an offer from the County for the position of Accounting Clerk, responsible for overseeing all accounts payable and receivable. One of her first responsibilities was also to oversee the accounting on the new County Administration Building, which had just been purchased through SPLOST and was under construction at the time. Towards the completion of the project, she played an integral part in the selection process of interior decorations, colors and furniture used for the building, which was opened in March of 2006.

In November of 2007, she undertook the considerable responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer for the County when the County Controller position was abolished. She held these responsibilities for the next six years until the position was restored in 2013, choosing afterwards to devote herself to the less stressful work of accounting. Her core values of stringent financial oversight and working to achieve the most value for the dollar were instrumental to the County’s fiscal soundness during the economic recession that gripped the country for several years. Since that time, our departments and county offices have come to rely on her knowledge and expertise in managing expenditures and budgetary matters. She always goes the extra mile to make sure things are done right.

Prior to her work with Butts County, Fran worked for the Jasper County Commissioners Office and before that, she worked for the Cobb County government, both in similar capacities.

Outside of her work life, Fran enjoys working with her husband Mike, traveling to arts and crafts festivals around the state to sell preserves and canned goods, all home grown. They are frequent vendors at the Monticello “Market On The Square” which takes place each Saturday from May through October, as well as the annual “Jackson Alive Festival” held in downtown Jackson each fall. She also was involved for over 20 years with Girl Scouting, serving as a trainer for Scout leaders as well as outdoor training involving camping, fire building and a variety of life skills. She considers that one of her most rewarding endeavors.

Looking ahead to her retirement, Fran plans to spend more time helping Mike with their business, as well as spending more time with her family. Fran enjoys visiting her two grown children and four grandchildren whenever she can.

Her last day with Butts County will be on August 1st. The Board of Commissioner’s Office, Administration Department and County employees wish her a very long and happy retirement!