By Patty Montagno
When former city secretary Terry Smith retired after 20 years of service, the city took the necessary steps to ensure the job would get done while they looked for the ideal candidate. In the interim, Michelle Lewis Sirianni was appointed city secretary.
As the Interim City Secretary, Sirianni will perform the administrative duties set forth by the city charter under direction of city council.
Before starting with the city last year, Siranni was the Town Secretary for Fairview
Sirianni was hired in August of 2014 as the executive assistant to the city manager’s office to develop and manage the city website, social media, and electronic message board and city newsletters.
“ I also was hired to help coordinate special projects throughout city departments, and attend city meetings and events,” she said. In addition, she will serve as an information liaison to city staff, citizens, etc.; and would serve as acting city secretary in the absence of the city secretary.
“These duties include conducting elections, keeping the minutes of all council meetings,” she said. “They also include producing agenda packets for all Boards and Commissions, administering oaths, and managing and retaining city records.”
At the July 20 executive session, council agreed to post the position to widen the pool of candidates. Siranni applied for the position of city secretary. The base salary is $67,000 to $87,406 annually.
The interim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from West Virginia University. She is a member of the Local Chapter of City Secretary’s Association and Texas Municipal Clerks Association. She lives in Frisco with her husband.
“The city staff and citizens are great,” she said.
Applicants have until August 14 to apply.