Finance Director Don Herz announced today that Assistant City Clerk Joan Ross has been appointed to the position of City Clerk, effective December 7. She served as Assistant City Clerk for 20 years under Clerk Paul Malzer who passed away in September. Prior to joining the Clerk’s office, she served in the City Attorney’s Office for 11 years.
"Joan has done an excellent job running the office in the difficult time since Paul’s passing," said Don Herz, Director of the City Finance Department, which oversees the Clerk’s office. "We are fortunate to have someone with her experience and commitment to the city in this important office."
"The City Clerk’s office is known to have a tradition of quality service to the public and to city and county departments," said Ross. "I am grateful for the opportunity to carry on this tradition and look forward to serving the community of Lincoln as its City Clerk."
The salary for Ross has not yet been finalized by the Personnel Department, which received 68 applications for the position.
The appointment of Ross was approved by Mayor Don Wesely. The appointment for her replacement as Assistant City Clerk requires City Council approval. The city will soon be accepting applications for that position.