JAMESTOWN – Mayor Sam Teresi has found his replacement for to fill the city clerk’s position that is opening up upon the retirement of current clerk James Olson.
In a media release sent out Friday afternoon, Teresi announced the appointment of Todd Thomas to the position of Director of Administrative Services/City Clerk.
Thomas will be replacing Olson, who announced his retirement earlier this month after a career spanning more than three decades with the city.
As part of the appointment, the Mayor will be proposing a change in the title from Director of Financial Services/City Clerk to Director of Administrative Services/City Clerk, to more accurately reflect the breadth and scope of the position.
Thomas has been a city resident and a practicing attorney throughout Chautauqua County since 2004. He was only just recently appointed to the city zoning board and also brought in as corporation council to assist the city with addressing zombie properties, with that role being paid for by a grant from the state attorney general’s office. He’s also serving as corporation council for the village of Fredonia.
Thomas’s appointment, along with updates to the city charter and city code reflecting the change in position and salary, will take place during Monday’s Jamestown City Council meeting. The city council will hold a work session prior to its 7:30 vote, beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room – 4th floor of city hall.