Eighth Judicial District Chief Judge Michael F. Powers will swear in Marion County’s elected officials at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14, but before then, the county will recognize retiring County Clerk Carol Maggard with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the courthouse.
Maggard began working in county government as deputy county clerk in 1985. She was elected county clerk in 1996 and has held that position for 16 years.
Maggard will be succeeded by Tina Spencer, who has worked in the clerk’s office for most of Maggard’s past two terms. Spencer was elected in an uncontested race Nov. 6.