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Highland Village secretary announces retirement

Highland Village City Secretary Diane Callahan
Highland Village City Secretary Diane Callahan

After 15 years of service in the City Secretary’s office, Diane Callahan has announced her retirement from the City of Highland Village.

Callahan began her career with the City of Highland Village in 2000 as Administrative Secretary in the City Secretary’s office. She received her Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC) certification in February 2008 and was appointed City Secretary in February 2011. In March 2014, Callahan earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc. Most recently Callahan was recognized as the 2015 Municipal Clerk of the Year by the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association.

“We have been fortunate to have Diane Callahan serve as our City Secretary. She reports to all seven council members which in itself is a difficult task. Her professionalism, attention to detail and customer service to our residents has defined her career in public service. She will be missed, but we wish her well in this next phase of her life,” stated Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.

Callahan will officially retire on September 30, 2015. A reception will be held in her honor at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, at the Highland Village Municipal Complex.

At the September 8 meeting, the City Council appointed Angela Kelly as Highland Village City Secretary. Ms. Kelly will begin on Monday, September 14.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring in a skilled city secretary to provide continuity and a seamless transition as Ms. Callahan retires,” said Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.

Kelly, a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC), comes to Highland Village from the City of Farmers Branch where she has served as City Secretary since February 2012. Prior to Farmers Branch, Kelly served as City Secretary for the City of Oak Point and as Deputy City Secretary for the City of The Colony. All in all, Kelly has worked in city government since 1988.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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