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Thurmont appoints new chief financial officer

Sarah Harrington

(2/26) At the February 9th town meeting, the commissioners and mayor of announced the appointment of Linda Joyce as Thurmont’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Joyce will fill the position that was vacated last year by the retirement of Arleen Donnelly. Tracy Schur, a member of the town’s financial department, has acted as the interim CFO while the town searched for someone to fill the position permanently.

At the February town meeting, Joyce presented the Board of Commissioners with her financial background, which includes 20 years of accounting experience, 15 of which were in the Municipal Government Finance area. Joyce previously served as the treasurer for Sykesville and as the treasurer for Taneytown.

The motion to appoint Joyce as the Chief Financial Officer was passed by the Board of Commissioners unanimously. At the time of her retirement Donnelly’s salary was $73,229. Joyce’s entry salary will be $59,000.

As CFO, Joyce will be responsible for the town’s financial management functions including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, debt management, payroll, and property, casualty, and liability insurance.

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