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Village of Newark has a new clerk

The village of Newark in Wayne County has appointed a new clerk/treasurer. Lynette Morrison, who previously served as the deputy clerk/treasurer, will be replacing Valerie Quade, who took the job in January 2021.

Morrison has been a long-time employee of the village for over two decades and has held administrative positions in various departments, including Code Enforcement, Public Works, Cemeteries, and Accounts Payable.

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Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor expressed his confidence in Morrison’s qualifications, saying that her familiarity with different village departments gives her a solid foundation of knowledge to draw from. The DPW foreman, Doug Townsend, also praised her work ethic and dedication, stating that she has served the community with the utmost integrity and compassion.

Morrison and her husband, Richard, live in the Arcadia hamlet of Fairville and have four children and ten grandchildren. In her free time, Morrison enjoys camping and spending time with her family.