By Laura Crosio
Archer Lodge leaders swore in an interim town clerk on Aug. 10, the same day they received the resignation of current clerk, Jean Overton.
Mayor Mike Gordon called for a closed session at the start of their regular monthly meeting to discuss the personnel matter with council members and select a replacement. After a short recess, the board reconvened and announced Lisa Barnes as Overton’s successor.
Overton was the town’s first clerk and full-time employee and had served in that capacity since 2010. No reason was given for her departure.
Lisa Barnes is a fifth generation Archer Lodge resident and has been the secretary for the town’s Community Center for nearly 20 years. Her husband, Jeff, is a former town council member.