City Administrator Jeffery Horne announced that the city has hired a new finance director.

Jessica Kinser, currently the city administrator in Griswold, will begin work in Clinton sometime this October.

Horne said she was an ideal candidate for the position given her previous experience with finances. Kinser has an MPA from Iowa State University.

Kinser could not be reached immediately for comment.

The city had been without a finance director since the retirement of Deb Neels in March 2010. Earlier this year, an ordinance adopted by the city council gave Horne the ability to act as finance director for the city, a position he’s been filling since Neels’ retirement.

Horne previously stated that the city would not fill the position unless a qualified applicant was found, opting instead to utilize the services of a city accountant.

More information on Kinser will be provided as it becomes available. 

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