Mangum resigns county E-911 post

Published 12:07 am Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lisa Mangum, executive director of Marengo County E-911, tendered her resignation on Friday. Her last day of work will be Jan. 25.

“It has been a huge learning experience for me for the past four years and I have enjoyed working with all the people I have had the pleasure of getting to know,” she said. “I appreciate you for doing all that you do for Marengo County’s citizens. I will miss you all.”

Mangum said she was stepping down to address lingering health concerns and the toll the job has taken on her health.

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“The true reasons for my leaving is because I have had medical problems that cause me to be on the road back and forth to out of town doctor appointments and hospital stays,” she said. “I feel like my position has had a major role in my health issues.”

Mangum said she was looking forward to life as a mother, with eyes on the future.

“I have prayed about it for a long time and feel that (resigning) is what the Lord wants me to do,” she said. I have a peace about it and can’t wait to trade my office work for full-time wife and mother – for a while, anyway. I might go back into nursing later, but right now I’m going to concentrate on my family. Life is too short and I’m no longer going to allow a job to consume me, worry me sick or make my family suffer.”

Jennifer Robertson will serve as director in an interim capacity until the commission names a full-time replacement.