CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the hiring of the county's first human resources director.

The Supervisors approved the appointment of Dawn Aldridge to the position Monday. Aldridge will receive an annual salary of $70,000, effective Monday.

Aldridge previously was employed with Mercy Medical Center and as a human resources director at The Alverno. Aldridge said she is excited to move into county human resources work.

"I can tell you, from my opinion, one candidate rose to the top with unanimous agreement among all selecting members that this individual would be the best to serve the county and our needs moving forward," Board Chairman Shawn Hamerlinck said.