George named town clerk of Thomaston

By Beth A. Birmingham | Sep 12, 2017
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Kara Cushman George

Thomaston — Thomaston Board of Selectmen approved the appointment of Kara Cushman George as the new town clerk at its Sept. 11 meeting.

George, who has been the Assistant Deputy Clerk in Rockland for the past seven years, was one of three candidates for the position, which was left open following the resignation of longtime clerk Joan Linscott earlier this year.

Previously a resident of Thomaston, George now resides in Hope. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Thomas College.

"I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to step up and learn more," George said Sept. 12. "I am very much looking forward to this new job opportunity and I'm very excited about it."

"I am looking forward to working with her," Town Manager Valmore Blastow said. "Her eagerness and outward personality are indicative of an employee the town will benefit from for years to come," Blastow said in his recommendation to the board.

Blastow said George's salary will be $17.56 per hour for the first six months (probationary period), then increased to $18.45 per hour, or $38,374 annually. She will start in Thomaston Sept. 25.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Sep 12, 2017 16:18

Should consider a salaried position with Benefits. Good people are hard to find.

Posted by: Carol W Bachofner | Sep 12, 2017 14:22

surprised this is not a salaried position; does that mean no benefits?

Posted by: Robin Gabe | Sep 12, 2017 12:45

Congratulations, Kara! You'll be missed in Rockland.


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