Early Friday morning, the Village Board of Trustees gathered at village hall and made a unanimous motion to welcome Lorie Corsette as the new clerk treasurer for Fayetteville. Corsette will replace Marty Lynch in three months when he officially retires from this same position he's held for 30 years.
Until then, Corsette will hold the title of deputy clerk treasurer and serve alongside Lynch.
"After doing these interviews for the last six weeks, I've learned that this is not an easy job to interview for," said Mayor Mark Olson, noting that a pool of 22 applicants was narrowed down to three candidates.
Corsette comes from Central Square where she worked as the village clerk for more than 18 years. Her new position within Fayetteville became effective Oct. 1 with an annual salary of $40,000. She will be up for review in six months.
Olson thanked Lynch for his years of dedication and hard work and said he appreciated "everything [Lynch] did during this interview process to make it easier for the village."
"Thank you for your kind comments," Lynch responded, "and I think you've got a good person coming behind me."