SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - City Clerk for Salisbury, Myra Heard, announced Monday that she plans to retire on September 1.
Heard began work with the city in 1999, was appointed city clerk September 2002, and later promoted to city clerk/assistant to the city manager in December 2012, officials with the city of Salisbury say.
"It has truly been an honor and a blessing to work for the City of Salisbury for the last 18 years," said Heard. "I have been given many opportunities to learn and grow in my career, and I have enjoyed serving the citizens, elected officials and co-workers of our great City. I am excited to begin this new chapter in my life, and I look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with my family."
Heard worked closely with city council on matters of community interest during her time as city clerk, and served as a liaison between citizens and city government.
"Throughout Myra's tenure she has been the consummate professional not only in managing my office, but managing the affairs of our elected officials as well," said City Manager W. Lane Bailey. "Myra is a one-of-a-kind employee."
The city deputy clerk will continue to handle her duties until the position is filled.