Natrona County Assessor Susan DeWitt will retire from her post Dec. 31 after nearly 20 years of service in Natrona County.
DeWitt, a Republican elected to the office in the 1994 general election, announced her retirement in a brief letter to the Natrona County Commission on Thursday. Her position is up for election in the fall of 2014, Natrona County Elections Deputy Clerk Chris Lindsey said.
Commission Chairman Bill McDowell sent a letter to the Natrona County Republican Party on Friday alerting party leadership of the retirement. Upon receiving the letter, the party will have 15 days to provide the Natrona County Commission three candidates to temporarily fill the position, after which the commission will appoint an interim assessor.