There was a new face around the table at the council meeting last Monday. Christina Conklin has officially joined the Municipality as their new Deputy Clerk.
CAO John Regan says he is thrilled to have Christina join their team. “She is so energetic and ready to learn,” he says. Christina has a diploma from St. Lawrence College in Business Administration and Management. She has worked as a receptionist and assistant in a law firm, an office manager at Sunbelt Business Brokers Inc., and then at Pacific Business Brokerage out in Vancouver. When she moved back home to be closer to her family, she got a job as the office clerk at the township of Augusta.
A country girl at heart, Christina grew up on a dairy farm in Roebuck, close to Spencerville. Her parents still own the farm and she goes out there to help out once in a while. She is currently living in Brockville, but is hoping to move to Merrickville to be more a part of the community.
“When this job came up, I knew I needed to apply,” Christina says. “I love the area.” Christina is very excited about her future in Merrickville-Wolford. “This is not your status quo Municipality,” she says. “Council is very progressive and forward thinking. There is also a lot of public involvement which is great to see.”
In her position, Christina will be taking over many administrative tasks from John Regan, which includes updating their filing which is a year behind. This will help free up time for John to focus on his duties as CAO and allow him to ensure they are moving forward in terms of the Strategic Plan and economic development.
Christina would like to thank everyone who has made her feel so welcome. “It’s such an inviting place and I already feel at home,” she says smiling. “I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting with residents personally.”