Melanie Melancon, who was named assistant city manager of Hutto in January, is no longer with the city of Hutto.

"Regretfully, Melanie Melancon is no longer an employee for the city of Hutto," City Manager Odis Jones said in a statement Friday. "I have decided to go in another direction. In the meantime, we will be launching a national search under the guidance of a skilled recruiter."

Melancon began her career in public service as an accountant for the city of Austin, joining the city of Hutto in 2008. She served as senior accountant, finance director and controller before being named assistant city manager after Jones came to Hutto in December.

"I want to thank Melanie for her years of service to the city as former director of finance and most recently as assistant city manager. I wish her the very best in her future endeavors."