Winder City Administrator Mandi Cody has announced that she is resigning from her position, effective Jan. 12.
Cody said she was stepping away from city administration and was proud of the accomplishments of the city council and staff during her tenure.
“We have so many wins to celebrate over the last three years," Cody said. "Winder is thriving because of this team, and the work that they do every day for residents is remarkable."
Mayor Jimmy Terrell said the search for Cody's replacement will begin immediately for either an interim or permanent replacement.
"We wish her well, it was a 6-0 vote to accept Cody’s resignation and she will receive a 6-month severance package," Terrell said.
Former Mayor David Maynard said Cody embodied the true meaning of a public servant.
“I know a lot of people who have done a lot of things for the City, but Mandi came to us in a time where we needed help financially and strategically," Maynard said. "She worked to build our current team of department heads, which I believe is the best team we have ever had.”