Columbus assistant Parks and Recreation Director Cammy Currie given five days to show why she should not be fired

The assistant director of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has been given five days to show why she should not be terminated.

The city manager's office gave Cammy Currie a letter informing her she was suspended and had five days to respond before she would be fired, said Mayor Jim Wetherington.

Earlier in the day, multiple city government sources told the Ledger-Enquirer that Curry had been terminated.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley would not confirm the personnel action when contacted Wednesday afternoon.

"There has been a personnel action," Hugley said. "It is a personnel matter and I don't intend to make any comment."

Hugley referred all questions to Director of Human Resources Tom Barron, who said it was a pending issue.

"Right now, she has not been removed from the payroll," Barron said. "Nothing is final at this point."

Asked if Currie had been terminated, Barron said that "was not an accurate statement at this time."

Cammy Currie is the second high-level Parks and Recreation employee to be fired in the past three weeks. Parks and Recreation Director Tony Adams was fired last month for lying to Hugley after contracts Adams signed for Nike sponsorship of a city-sponsored youth basketball team.

Currie was hired as a park ranger by the city in December 1990. She was promoted to assistant Parks and Recreation director on Oct. 14, 2002. Currie, 50, was earning an annual salary of $66,408.

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