Dicello hired as new chief county clerkBy JIM RUNKLE - jrunkle@Lockhaven.com
LOCK HAVEN - After several months of work, background investigations, interviews and the creation of a new job description, not to mention a great deal of behind-the-doors deliberation, the Clinton County commissioners chose local resident Amy Dicello as county government's newest chief clerk
Dicello, of 221 W. Water St., Lock Haven, a well known resident with a lengthy local career in public service, will begin her new duties Sept. 21.
The commissioners announced their decision at Thursday's meeting.
For the past 17 years, Dicello has been executive director of the Infant Development Program, 980 E. Water St., Lock Haven.
In that capacity, she was responsible for developing and implementing the budget, maintaining the accounting system, preparing financial reports, fundraising and administering insurance programs.
When the commissioners re-designed the job description, they added duties on the financial side of the equation. Under that description, the chief clerk will assist the commissioners in developing a five-year capital plan and the annual county budget, prepare budget-related reports and budget forecasts, maintain liability insurance programs, prepare news releases and act as a public relations/information resource for county government.
Dicello's salary was set at $54,828. The previous chief clerk made approximately $53,000.
Board members did not identify the other applicants for the job, but said approximately 20 people expressed an interest. More...