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City hires clerk

June 08, 2002|By SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

The city of Hagerstown has hired as its city clerk Donna K. Spickler, who until Friday was the clerk-treasurer for the town of Williamsport.

Spickler, 42, starts Monday. She will be paid an annual salary of $41,932, City Human Resources Director Donna Messina said Thursday.

Spickler will fill the position left vacant when former Hagerstown City Clerk Anna Pennesi resigned in February to move to Tennessee.

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As city clerk, Spickler will attend all mayor and Hagerstown City Council meetings, prepare minutes of those meetings, update and maintain the city code to reflect new legislation and be responsible for maintenance of all official documents, resolutions, ordinances and records of city business.

Spickler grew up in Clear Spring. In 1985, she moved to Williamsport, where she continues to live, she said. She does not plan to move to Hagerstown, she said.

She served as a secretary for the town of Williamsport from 1980 to 1985, she said.

In 1985, she became clerk-treasurer. In that capacity, she pays the town bills, collects real estate taxes, issues building permits and serves as zoning administrator, in addition to other duties, she said.

"We are fortunate that Donna has clerk experience. She was a perfect match," Messina said. At the city she will be able to focus on just city clerk work, Messina said.

"I wanted to use the skills that I have developed ... to be in a larger city government and to use the skills to do the best job I know how," Spickler said.

"Ms. Spickler brings extensive experience in municipal government to this position and we are very pleased to have someone with her abilities and knowledge to fill our city clerk position," City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said. "We believe Donna will be a strong addition to the city's staff and will be a good source of information and support for our elected officials, departments and citizens."

Spickler has a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and two associates degrees from Hagerstown Community College.

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