Amy Davis, Finance Director

Amy Davis is no longer the finance director for the city of Sandy Springs, Davis confirmed on Aug. 9.

Davis, contacted by phone, said she had left the city to spend time with her daughter, who was undergoing surgery. Davis described her departure as “amicable. She said her last day was Aug. 4 but said she had discussed the departure with city officials before that time. Davis, who made $130,000 annually, said she was not at liberty to discuss whether she received a severance.

“We have left on agreeable terms,” Davis said, adding, “Family is more important than work.”

City officials offered few details about Davis’ absence.

“People go on leave all the time,” Mayor Eva Galambos said without acknowledging that Davis no longer worked for the city. The City Manager’s office also would not confirm Davis has left the  city, calling it “personal leave” in an e-mail sent to a reporter.

The City hired Davis in January 2010. Davis had previously worked as an support services agency director for Cherokee County. In September of that year, the city received an Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States, an award which it credited to Davis.

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