West-Wing retires

St. Joseph County’s former administrator, Judy West-Wing, ended her 30-year career with the county Wednesday.

The 54-year-old Centreville resident announced over the summer her plans to retire this month, in part to spend more time with her family, including her 10-year-old daughter.

With the county’s 2013 budget approved last month and other loose ends tied up this month, West-Wing said she is proud of her work with the county and leaves with a heavy heart.

Members of the county commission are in the midst of deciding whether to hire a firm to help it find a replacement or if they will handle the interviewing and screening on their own.

West-Wing, a Flint-area native and Michigan State alumna, was earning more than $85,000 a year.

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