iBerkshires.com reports the City Council has selected a former Drury High teacher to be its new city clerk.
The unanimous decision to offer the post to Cathleen King was made on Monday night.
King was a founder of the high school's alternative education program, the E3 Academy, in 2012. She's spent the last few years in Salem when her husband took a position of Salem State University.
King was one of 50 applicants for the post. The search committee initially spoke with eight candidates, three withdrew, and the field was narrowed down to King and Angela Brothers of Stamford, Vt., both of whom were publicly interviewed on Monday night.
The council commended the experiences of both candidates but felt that King had the skill set and demeanor to take on the difficult role overseeing the city's elections and vital records, and assisting the City Council.