The City Council unanimously appointed Sue Spears to fill the unexpired term of the City Clerk at the Council meeting on February 27, 2018.
Ms. Spears and her husband, Bob, are longtime residents of Sierra Madre. For many years, together and individually, they have volunteered in various Sierra Madre organizations and activities. Ms. Spears is currently the Grants Chairperson of the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and a member of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee.
In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Spears purchased, lovingly restored, and currently live in the “Norris House – Circa 1885,” a home on the Registry of Sierra Madre Historic Homes. Ms. Spears said that “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the City of Sierra Madre, members of the City Council, and residents as your City Clerk. I welcome this opportunity to dedicate myself to performing the duties of the Sierra Madre City Clerk in an exemplary manner.”
The appointment to City Clerk is a result of the resignation of elected City Clerk Melinda Carrillo. Ms. Carrillo resigned as City Clerk in early January. The Council immediately began soliciting applications to complete the unexpired City Clerk term. Several applications were received and the decision to appoint was not an easy one for the City Council.
When asked about the appointment, Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi stated that “given the number of qualified candidates that applied, I am confident about our decision to appoint Sue Spears to complete the remaining term of City Clerk. Her past professional experience, in combination with her years of civic engagement, best positions her to meet the needs of a City Clerk as well as the needs of Sierra Madre residents. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
Ms. Spears began her term on March 1, 2018 and will serve until April 2020.