Madison County commissioners named Kelsey F. Tyner as new senior center director April 22, replacing Joe Dudley, who recently announced his retirement. The board will make Tyner’s resume and application available for public viewing at the BOC office and officially approve her at its first meeting in May.

Tyner, who lives just outside of Madison County at a Commerce address, has worked as a volunteer at the senior center since the spring of 2009.

She has also served as a family and child advocate for Project Safe in Athens since December of 2011. She worked as an assistant youth programs coordinator at the Oconee County Recreation Department from August of 2008 to March of 2011 and as an after school counselor for special needs children for the Madison County Board of Education from February of 2005 to May of 2008.

Eleven people interviewed for the vacant senior center director’s position.

The BOC met briefly in closed session April 22 and voted in open session to move forward with the hiring of Tyner.

“There were several of the applicants that were very qualified to do the job,” said BOC chairman Anthony Dove. “The consensus of the BOC was that Kelsey was the best overall person for the job.”

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