New Nevada County clerk to be sworn in |

New Nevada County clerk to be sworn in

hursday will be Kathleen Smith’s first day as the new Nevada County clerk-recorder and registrar of voters as she is sworn in by a Superior Court judge.

The public is invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Rood Administrative Center.

Clerk-Recorder Lorraine Jewett-Burdick’s resignation becomes effective today, and Smith will fill out the remainder of her term, which lasts until January 2007.

“I look forward to serving the Nevada County community as its chief elections officer,” Smith said.

Smith was selected for the appointment while serving as clerk for the board of directors of the Placer County Water Agency. She also served as the city clerk for Crescent City for more than 11 years and is a certified municipal clerk.

The elections office officially begins accepting applications for elected positions July 12, which means Smith has six days to get accustomed to her new job.

“This is a presidential election; it is not a small matter, and so coming into a new office with six days is not a lot of time to meet the staff, and it will probably be pretty hectic,” Smith said.

Smith was officially appointed June 22 by the Board of Supervisors in a 3-1 vote after former supervisor Fran Freedle’s appointment was canceled.

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