Newly elected Kanawha County Assessor Sallie Robinson is wasting no time reorganizing positions in the office.
A longtime employee will no longer be serving as chief deputy.
Robinson, who served as former Assessor Phyllis Gatson's assistant for the past 10 years, announced that Steve Duffield would no longer hold the chief deputy position.
However, Duffield will continue to work as head of the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal department, she said.
Robinson will not fill the position of chief deputy assessor, she said.
"It's just too much work for one person to be over all of the departments," she said.
She does not see the move as a demotion for Duffield. Instead, she said it's part of a larger office reorganization.
Robinson also has begun naming other department heads. Janet Burke will serve as director of operations for Real Estate and Reappraisal. Susan Atkins will oversee residential property reassessments.
Harry Berger will oversee the Mapping Division and Frank King will supervise residential field deputies.
Sheri Moore will supervise the Personal Property Division, and Valerie Taylor will now serve as Robinson's administrative assistant.
Taylor will also handle personnel records, Robinson said.
Merla Prowse, who currently serves as office manager, will also assume dog-licensing duties. Sheri Kinder will remain a receptionist at the front desk, and Steve Sluss will remain legal counsel.
Tammy Rakes will continue to supervise the Business Division.
"We've already started implementing those changes," Robinson said. "We're moving people around to better utilize the staff in the office.
"This will be beneficial to the office."