Gary Hollis, finance director for the city of Bryant, and Nga Maufouz, city attorney, have resigned their positions at the request of Mayor Jill Dabbs.
The two submitted their resignations to Dabbs on Friday Dec. 30, and by the end of the business day, both had cleaned out their offices at City Hall. Neither Hollis nor Maufouz could be reached for comment at press time.
Early Monday morning, Dabbs released the following statement concerning the resignations: "On Friday December 30, 2011, Gary Hollis, Finance Director, and Nga Maufouz, City Attorney both submitted letters of resignation upon which I accepted. Early in 2011 I told the Courier I would evaluate each department for efficiency and effectiveness in regards to serving the citizens of Bryant over the coming months. I have stayed committed to that promise throughout 2011, each month discovering better, more efficient ways to operate a leaner, more efficient local city government for the citizens of Bryant, and at the same time providing the services the citizens expect a local government to provide.