Brown County Auditor Cathy McNickle resigned

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Brown County Auditor Cathy McNickle has resigned.

Commission Chairman Duane Sutton confirmed that McNickle’s resignation was included in the human resources report for Tuesday’s meeting at the courthouse. Commissioners reluctantly accepted her resignation.

Sutton said the commission is working on a couple different scenarios to fill that the job, which is an elected post. Commissioners have the authority to appoint a replacement, but Sutton said the Brown County Central Committee, the leadership within the county Republican Party, can also play a role in the process.

McNickle, a Republican, was in the last year of her first four-year term and was the sole candidate to file a petition to fill the seat in 2022.