Rusk PD investigating Chamber manager

by Cristin Parker

Rusk Chamber of Commerce had been without a manager since March.

An investigation concerning former Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s Manager Tara Tatarski continues, according to Rusk Police Department officials.

“Earlier this year and in accordance with the Chamber bylaws, the annual audit of the Chamber accounts was requested,” Chamber Board President Austin Young said in an emailed statement to the Cherokeean Herald. “A number of disparities were identified as the information was gathered.

“This prompted an investigation which is ongoing. The Board also chose to end the employment of the Chamber manager during the March 10 Board of Directors meeting.

“Because the investigation remains pending, no additional information is available at this time.”

The decision was not unanimous as three board members – two of whom have since resigned from the board – cast dissenting votes on the matter.