Saline County Attorney Will Gruber submitted his resignation in a letter dated June 8, 2023, according to a release from the County. His last day on the job is July 21st, 2023. Gruber accepted a position with a company in Little Rock. See his resignation letter below.
Gruber stated, “With amazing quality of life and public safety initiatives underway, there is significant momentum in Saline County. It has been tremendously inspiring to see everyone collaborating to better the county as a whole. The people of Saline County have come together as a team, whether it be in the implementation of the CTE Center, PSAP consolidations, choice of the countywide EMS provider, or development of the Southwest Trail. It has been a true honor to serve the people of Saline County and assist in these efforts.”
Gruber developed the RFP for the County’s American Rescue Plan. This resulted in the approval of a $10M water project, $8.5M Jail Expansion, and $5.4M Emergency Communications Project.
He was instrumental in implementing the countywide Emergency Medical Services Interlocal Agreement, RFP and Contract. He oversaw and helped manage the County’s signature tourism and economic development projects: the Southwest Trail, Saline Crossing Trailhead, and the Old River Bridge projects.
Gruber also Achieved important legislation during the 2021 session, providing crime victims more authority to seek testing after certain crimes. He implemented procurement of a 300KW solar facility for the Saline County Career and Technical Education Center, therefore providing an education lab for training and energy efficiency. He also prepared and updated interlocal agreements and ordinances; allowing for the final merger of public safety answering points in Saline County.
Saline County Judge Matt Brumley said, “Will Gruber has been an invaluable asset to Saline County and those who work within Saline County Government. Will’s hard work, dedication and integrity are some of the many attributes he exhibited everyday as Saline County Attorney. As a new County Judge I was aware of the importance of having an excellent County Attorney. Will Gruber far exceeded my expectations.
“Opportunities like the one Will and his family have received, do not come around very often. I fully support Will’s decision to venture forward into this next season of life and I am excited to see what his future holds. I will always be grateful for the time and service Will has given Saline County.”
The County has begun a search for Gruber’s replacement. His resignation letter follows: