The Cary Town Council selected Interim Town Clerk Ginny Johnson as the town’s new clerk Tuesday.
Johnson, 28, was selected from 119 candidates with applicants from as far away as Nevada, Wisconsin and Missouri. She was appointed interim town clerk in January after Sherry Scoggins left to work as the special assistant to the town manager in Wendell.
“Not only have we found somebody that’s excellent that we believe is going to do a great job and be here for a long time, but someone we are very excited about,” Mayor Harold Weinbrecht said Tuesday.
The town clerk is one of three positions hired directly by the council, along with the town manager and town attorney. The town clerk’s responsibilities include giving notice of council meetings, preparing the council agenda, managing various boards and commissions and providing support services to the council.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Methodist University in Fayetteville. She joined the town in 2013 as an administrative assistant to the town clerk, a position that was later renamed as the senior administrative assistant to the town clerk.
Johnson will be sworn in at Thursday’s council meeting. She will earn an annual salary of $60,000.
“I am extremely honored and grateful for the opportunity and excited to serve the citizens and elected officials,” she said Tuesday.
Kathryn Trogdon: 919-460-2608, @KTrogdon