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Longtime administrator closing in on 34 years of service to Mohave County

 

MOHAVE COUNTY – A contract employing Mike Hendrix as Mohave County administrator has been extended through the end of December, 2018.

 

Approval of the personnel matter came by unanimous vote during Monday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

The discussion was not without controversy. A Golden Valley woman complained that the county is not being well-administered and she said Hendrix was getting a salary raise and additional retirement benefits. Hendrix offered rebuttal by saying that there’s no retirement contribution provision, that he pays for his own health care benefits and that his annual salary is not being adjusted at all.

Financial Services Director Coral Loyd confirmed that Hendrix will continue to earn $147,000 per year. Supervisor Jean Bishop said the county is getting a bargain at that rate.

“Mr. Hendrix is working at a salary that is much less than all of the surrounding communities and counties of our size,” Bishop said.

“I think County Administrator Hendrix has done a fine job and he deserves to have his contract re-upped,” Supervisor Hildy Angius said.

Hendrix will have worked directly for Mohave County or through this unique outside contract, for just under 34 years by the end of next year.

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