Arlene Ivey was hired as the personnel officer for Banks County Tuesday night in a unanimous vote of the board of commissioners.
Earlier, the BOC interviewed the top five candidates for the position.
Ivey, a resident of Banks County, previously was the vice president of administration and administrative assistant for The Fudgery Inc. in Gainesville.
The BOC voted to hire Ivey after a 15-minute closed meeting to discuss personnel. After the closed-door session, the BOC also voted to fill a part-time nutrition position at the senior citizen’s center.