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|Gwin resigns police jury position|
Franklin Parish is without a police jury treasurer following the abrupt departure of Shannon Gwin, who resigned last week.
Gwin worked for the police jury for six years, four of those as office manager and two as treasurer.
The jury is currently advertising to fill the post vacated by Gwin.
Saying only that she had taken a public relations position with an out-of-state private firm, Gwin said the job offer came suddenly and after much prayer and thought she made the decision to leave the jury.
"It's bittersweet. My heart is just so torn because I am truly passionate about my home and the government that is at work here," Gwin said. "But this opportunity came along and it is too good to pass up."
Gwin said she was unable to give two weeks notice because she had to be at her new position on Monday, Feb. 18.
"I would have loved to have given two weeks notice or more, but I was unable to do that," she said.
Gwin will also leave her position as director of region 5 for the Organization of Parish Administrative Officials (OPA)) of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana. She represented Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll parishes and was voted into the position by members of the OPAO.
"This was a huge accomplishment for me and something that I am very proud of," Gwin said.
Gwin made the official announcement of her resignation at last Thursday's regular police jury meeting.
"I believe the police jury such a blessing in my life, giving me the opportunity to experience things I never would have," she said.