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Committee recommends 2 percent raise for commissioners
Dawson County Board of Commissioners
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners during last week’s work session heard the outcome of a board-initiated study into the commissioners’ compensation, which recommended that the commissioners take a 2 percent raise. District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix presented a request at a work session in June of last year that then-County Clerk Danielle Yarbrough create a committee to review the salaries of commissioners in comparable counties. According to county ordinances, the commission “shall review its compensation levels every four years, approximately 18 months before the general election in which the commission chair is elected.” According to Chairman Billy Thurmond, the board’s compensation had not been reviewed since 2005.