New Hilliard council clerk could be named soon
Hilliard City Council soon will choose a new council clerk to replace Lynne Fasone, who stepped down Aug. 24 from the post she had held for 15 years.
"Our loss is their gain," said council President Andy Teater, who presented Fasone with a proclamation Aug. 24 recognizing her service to the city.
Fasone said she "truly enjoyed" working alongside Hilliard council members and with residents and business owners but accepted the job in Florida to be closer to family members.
Teater said council members are in the process of scheduling in-person interviews and hope to make a selection by the end of September. Eight candidates met the filing deadline of Aug. 14, according to the city.
Meanwhile, City Council on Aug. 24 appointed Diane Hicks as interim council clerk.
Hicks, who has 30 years of experience as an executive assistant in the private sector, said she did not apply for consideration for the council-appointed clerk position.