Last night at the Wicomico County Council meeting the council declined the nomination of Michele Ennis as director of finance. We have been told this is not legal that the County Executive is the only one that can appoint department heads according to the councils own charter. In that charter the council has no right to release her and or remove any compensation. County Executive Bob Culver legally appointed her to that position. Per the charter, education, qualifications and merit are the classifications for this position. Michele is over qualified to fill this position.
What they are attempting to do is discriminatory, not professional and in fact was personal towards County Executive Bob Culver. Michele remains on the job today and the only person that can remove her from that position is the County Executive.
To the Wicomico County Council. What is your reasoning for declining this nomination? She is more than qualified for this position. Was this done out of spite? If so every one of you needs to be replaced.