Susan Snowden has officially stepped down from her role as the city of Tuscaloosa's Chief Financial Officer.

This comes nearly a week after Snowden was placed on administrative leave, for reasons unbeknownst to the public. Richard Rush, the city's director of communications, and Mayor Walt Maddox only cited "ongoing personnel matters" as a reason for the decision.

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"The City would like to thank Susan Snowden for her dedicated and skillful service over the past six years including her role as Chief Financial Officer," Maddox said in a Wednesday afternoon statement. "Being CFO is a difficult and demanding position, and Susan managed it well with honesty and steadfast determination that made a real difference."

Snowden assumed the CFO role in December of 2018, taking it over from Mike Wright, who held the position for more than 30 years until his retirement.

Deputy CFO Katy Metcalfe has been named interim CFO.

"I would also like to thank Mayor Maddox for the opportunity to serve the City in such an important role and among other accomplishments, to help the City achieve the highest credit rating in history."

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