Lynne Fasone new City Clerk
The Panama City Beach City Council has hired Lynne Fasone as new City Clerk. Fasone’s employment contract was approved Thursday and she starts on September 8.
“We are very excited to have Lynne join the City,” said Mayor Mark Sheldon. “She brings a lot of experience and expertise to the position and we know she will be an asset to the City. We feel she is a great fit.”
Fasone is currently the Clerk of Council in Hilliard, Ohio, a position she has held since 2005. She has obtained the designation of Master Municipal Clerk and is certified through the National Association of Parliamentarians.
She was previously employed for eight years as a legal secretary/administrative assistant to a Columbus, Ohio law firm. “I am excited to serve the City Council and the citizens of Panama City Beach,” Fasone said. “Having the opportunity to serve as City Clerk provides me the professional challenge I am seeking and will allow me to move closer to family and friends while enjoying all the benefits Panama City Beach has to offer.”
Fasone will also take on new responsibilities not borne by the City Clerk before. After the resignation of the Civil Service Sr. Administrative Support Specialist, this position was rolled into the duties of the City Clerk. Combining these two positions is estimated to save the City approximately $20,000.
The City launched a national search for a clerk earlier this year. Fifteen candidates applied for the position. Three were brought in for interview, and the Council found all three candidates were highly qualified and had great experience and credentials. Though the City initially selected Ruth Bocchino from Gladstone, Missouri, she ultimately declined the offer.
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