After about a year and a half, Columbia County is letting Stacie Adkins run the county events department by allowing her to step away from the recreation department.
Commissioners voted Tuesday to split community events and recreation back into two departments. In doing so, there was lots of talk about how Adkins wasn’t being demoted — she had simply been overburdened.
In other words, sometimes consolidation isn’t the answer.
By expanding her community events position to include control over the spectacular but largely underperforming Evans Towne Center Park and the Lady Antebellum Amphitheatre, commissioners put a major asset into the hands of someone who might actually know what to do with it.
But as anyone who’s been associated with a complex power structure knows, control can be the most relative of terms.
Insiders have long pointed to an uneasy relationship between certain promoters and county leadership. If that relationship is allowed to continue, Adkins will have a bumpy ride no matter what her title or responsibilities. You Might Also Like:
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