City drops plan to hire finance director

A Jefferson City employee is being promoted to a new position, though that position has yet to be created.


Bill Betts

Jefferson City officials announced Wednesday that Bill Betts, current information technology services director, has been promoted to assistant city administrator, a position that technically does not exist yet.

The City Council went into what was described as a 21⁄2-hour closed session Tuesday night to discuss personnel, which was expected to result in the hiring of a new finance director. Instead, the new position was announced to replace that of finance director.

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