Pamela Taylor, director of a West Virginia non-profit group, is making plans to return to work after being suspended for a Facebook post in which she referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.”
According to a letter from Leslie McGlothin to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, Taylor is expected to return to work on Friday, Dec. 23.
However, she and the other employees at the Clay County Development Corp have been reminded by the state bureau’s commissioner, Robert Roswall, that any discriminatory behavior by the staff at the CCDC could put their federal and state funding in jeopardy. The CCDC received $1.5 million in federal funding and $363,000 in state funding in 2014.
The CCDC is a private, non-profit organization, and it is also the second-largest employer in Clay County. The organization serves low-income as well as elderly population for the county, and it provides both senior services and financial assistance.
Taylor became the director of the CCDC in 2007, and her salary is set by the board at $75,000 in 2008 and almost $83,000 in 2014. Betty Stalnaker, the previous CCDC director, was making $63,000 before her retirement.