A 25 year veteran of Parkvilles
City Hall workforce is stepping down from her post
as city clerk. Barbara Lance, has decided it is
time for her to slow down and spend more time doing
what she calls, things I want to get done
on my own.
The clerk position was officially
awarded to the previous assistant city clerk, Claudia
Willhite, at Tuesday nights aldermen meeting.
Willhite has been instructed from Lance the last
three years where they shared duties as a team.
The best way to learn is by
doing it at the same time, said Lance. Thats
how I learned years ago and Claudia (Willhite) and
I have always gotten along beautifully. She would
write the alderman meeting minutes one week, and
then me the next. Transcribing those minutes takes
a lot of time and thats one part of the job
I wont miss.
A new position was created at city
hall which Lance gracefully will slide into working
half days and 20 hours a week. This job is titled
Records and Special Projects Administrator.
Lance will be responsible for scanning
electronic files, needed research, and she will
create a special section of historical files to
map Parkville history. The special projects input
will be needed for event planning such as the Mayors
Christmas Party and awards events.
Website assistance like posting
event notices and business lists online, and composing
press releases and reports will be part of Lances
new part time job. She will also carry the title
of the deputy city clerk where she will sign documents
if Willhite is absent.
The switching positions for city
clerk will take effect Feb. 1.