Grand Island Town Supervisor-elect Nate McMurray announced Dec. 18 he will appoint Cyndy Montana as the new assistant to the supervisor at Grand Island Town Hall.
McMurray pointed to Cyndy's extensive experience in the hospitality industry, her constant community involvement, and her success as a small business owner/operator as reasons he believed Montana will thrive in her new role.
"Finding talented people like Cyndy to work with is no easy task," McMurray said. "We screened many candidates, and I feel quite relieved and lucky that I was finally able to persuade Cyndy to take this role. Anyone who knows her knows just how capable she is. And her involvement in projects like the Kaegebein playground build-out prove that, as well."
Montana's appointment will be in the Town Board meeting agenda on Jan. 4, but she is already at Town Hall acclimating herself to her new position. In a memorandum dated Dec. 21 from Town Supervisor Mary Cooke to the Town Board, Cooke recommended the board hire Montana immediately to work with Cooke's administrative assistant Liz Wilbert.
"In order to provide on-the-job transitional training for the incoming supervisor's secretary, I recommend a period of joint work with Liz Wilbert," the memo said.
The board voted 3-0 to appoint Montana as clerk part time (seasonal) in the supervisor's office effective Dec. 22 at $18.04 an hour.
Montana ran unsuccessfully for the Town Board in the November election. Running-mate Nathan McMurray was elected town supervisor in a race against Cooke.
"I ran for Town Council so I could be more involved in our community," Montana said. "This position will certainly give me that opportunity. I am very excited to be a part of it and to work with Nathan and the rest of the team at Town Hall."