Council Appoints Lynda Radford To Glenwood City Clerk Post


New Glenwood City Clerk Lynda Radford began her duties at City Hall on Monday, Jan. 3.

Former Glenwood Public Library administrative assistant Lynda Radford has been hired as the new Glenwood City Clerk. Radford, who was appointed to a two-year term during by the Glenwood City Council during its regular meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 28, replaces Amber Farnan, who is now the Glenwood City Administrator. Both Radford and Farnan officially began their new duties.

“It’s a new challenge, but pretty much the same work I was doing at the library,” Radford said during an interview at City Hall on Monday.

Radford is a Glenwood Community High School graduate and has lived in the community since the seventh grade. Prior to joining the staff at the Glenwood Public Library, she worked for nine years at the Glenwood Community School District’s Kid’s Place building as a site coordinator.

“I’ve done secretarial work most my of life since high school,” she said.

Radford’s major responsibilities as city clerk will include overseeing payroll, accounts payable and writing and recording meeting minutes. She and part-time deputy clerk Jennie Fletcher will share receptionist duties at City Hall.

Radford and her husband Bryon, a Glenwood native and son of former Glenwood Mayor Harold Radford, have two children and three grandchildren.
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Some other items on the city council’s Dec. 28 agenda:

* The council approved a one-year contract for Davies Amphitheater manager Diane Whitley. She will be paid a salary of $9,500.

Duties of the amphitheater manager include booking entertainment for the summer season, overseeing maintenance and overall operations of the facility, selling Gold Card memberships, coordinating volunteer concession stand workers and ticket takers and handling promotion and advertising for summer shows and scheduling additional private and public events at the venue.

Whitley served as co-manager at the amphitheater in 2021 with Jeff Mitts, who retired at the end of the amphitheater season.

*The council tabled a potential pay raise for members on the Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) Board of Trustees. Under a resolution being considered by the council, GMU board members would receive a pay increase from $40 to $75 per meeting.

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