A local administrator in the Wiregrass is speaking out following criticism of a taxpayer funded trip to the National Association of Counties meeting in Hawaii.
Wilson Mobley, Jr., has been the Coffee County administrator for the last sixteen years. During that time, Mobley says, the majority of the commissioners have taken part in the annual conferences. Each year, a different state hosts the five-day event. $14,700 was budgeted for Mobley and five of the seven commissioners to travel to Hawaii next month.
Mobley adds that the county has searched for the lowest priced flights, and hotel accommodations. In addition, no taxpayer dollars are spent for spouses and children who may accompany a county commissioner.