In less than one year, a total of five employees for the City of Picayune have resigned, with three of the resignations coming within the past month.
According to a Facebook post by former Picayune’s Court Clerk, Tony Bounds, his reasoning for stepping down is due to the administration at City Hall.
“At 41 with nearly 20 years of political experience, I can still be shocked at just how savage and dishonest grown people can be, for no reason at all. People will stab you in the back, but at City Hall, they stab you in the gut while looking you straight in the eye. City Hall of Picayune and the entire administration is purely toxic,” Bounds explained. “Everyone who abandoned ship had good cause if they were treated the same way I have been treated by the City’s current ‘leadership’. It’s heartbreaking. I tendered my resignation today as the City’s Court Clerk. My final day is September 6. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
The most recent resignation for the city was Picayune’s City Manager Freddy Drennan, who cited personal reasons for stepping down three weeks ago. A month prior, Code Enforcement Officer Tom Milar left his position, saying he was pushed out of his job. The resignations of both City Clerk Amber Hinton and Director of Keep Picayune Beautiful Christy Goss occurred in October of 2021.
The Picayune City Hall was unable to be reached for comment.
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