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P&Z Director resigns from city
Planning and Zoning Director Scott Gaither provides information during a Covington City Council meeting. (Jackie Gutknecht | The Covington News)

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Planning and Zoning Director Scott Gaither has turned in his letter of resignation after 8 and a half years of service with the city. 

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I am resigning from my position as the Planning & Zoning Director for the cit of Covington to pursue another career opportunity,” Gaither wrote in his resignation letter to City Manager Leigh Anne Knight. “My last day of employment will be March 15, 2019.”

Gaither told The Covington News he has accepted a position in the P&Z department of the city of Conyers. Prior to working for Covington, Gaither was employed by Rockdale County. 

Gaither started his career with the city July 14, 2010 as the Senior Planner for the P&Z department. He was then promoted Jan. 20, 2017 to Planning & Zoning Director. 

“I personally want to thank you for the support and encouragement you have provided me during the last couple of years,” Gaither wrote. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to advance from the Senior Planner to the Planning & Zoning Director. I have enjoyed my tenure with Covington and will miss the relationships I have built with both my coworkers and the citizens.”