By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – Sharyn Thomas, Shrewsbury’s Assistant Town Clerk, has been chosen by the Board of Selectmen to be the town new Town Clerk. The BOS made the announcement at the Feb. 9 meeting. Thomas, who will officially begin her three-year term on Monday, March 1, will replace Sandra Wright who is retiring after 34 years in the Town Clerk’s office, 11 of those as town clerk.
Town Manager Kevin Mizikar noted that the position had been posted internally and Thomas was interviewed by the Board on Feb. 2 in a public meeting.
Selectman John Lebeaux reflected that the interview process went well and that they were acquainted with much of Thomas’s work in the Town Clerk’s office.
He said, “…with what the Town Clerk’s office had to deal with unexpectedly this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and to plan out the town meetings and to plan out not just the elections but the presidential election as well…I am pleased and confident that she will be a great successor to a long line of great town clerks…”
He then made the motion to appoint her which was seconded.
Selectman Moe DePalo agreed with Lebeaux and added, “Thomas always had a smile and had the attitude of ‘Yes, it’s a lot of work but we have to get it done.’”
He remarked that Thomas played a large part in the success of the functioning of the department during the pandemic and that she is well qualified and prepared for her new role.
She was unanimously appointed by the Board.
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