For Immediate Release

October 13, 2014

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations




Leesville City Council Votes to Terminate City Administrator

LEESVILLE-In a unanimous vote during its regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, the Leesville City Council terminated City Administrator Courtney Christian.

In a following action, the council temporarily appointed Delain Prewitt for a 90-day term effective immediately. Advertisements seeking to fill the position will also begin immediately.


"Unfortunately, the council and I could not come to terms with Ms. Christian on the way forward for the City, which has necessitated this action," said Leesville Mayor Rick Allen. "We wish Ms. Christian all the best in the future."


The City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world, is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, the City of Leesville is home to military families, retired veterans and a growing and strongly patriotic citizenry that provides the basis of a well-rounded and work-ready workforce.   


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