The Marion City Council appointed Sheila Makovec as its new city clerk Monday, replacing Angela Lange, who resigned the position at the end of 2013.
During a special meeting Jan. 13, five qualified candidates were selected for the job and three were interviewed, said Roger Holter, city administrator.
Makovec was considered the best candidate and was extended an offer, which she accepted, he said.
As the new city clerk, Holter explained that Makovec would basically be the chief financial officer.
?She will handle budgeting, the day-to-day financial operations of the city, serve as the human resource officer for the city and will be the public liaison with all commissions and committees assigned to the city,? he said.
Makovec is a graduate of Kansas State University?s business school.
?While attending school,? he said, ?she has been working full-time at a financial institution and worked in a leadership role for a retail company.?
Two weeks ago, Mayor Mary Olson said Makovec and Travis Hett announced their engagement and approaching marriage May 24.
?She agreed to the job offer and I would like to move for approval,? Olson added.
The vote was unanimous in favor of Makovec assuming the duties of city clerk.
Olson also noted that her appointment will continue from now until April when the council will make its yearly appointments.