Nashua alderman asks mayor to explain staff's duties
Alderman-at-Large David Deane said he was not implying the mayor's staff was unnecessary but rather wanted a detailed description of their numerous job duties.
Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said each of the full- and part-time employees who work in the mayor's office have a vital role to play.
Lozeau's staff includes an executive secretary, citizen services director, secretary receptionist, resource coordinator and a job-share communication director position.
Lozeau's executive secretary, who basically serves as an administrative assistant, earns $45,600 a year. This individual manages the mayor's internal calendar, sets up appointments for her at City Hall, returns phone calls and handles legislative information for meetings, among other duties, said Lozeau.
"I think, to date, I've had over 300 events that I've attended off site," Lozeau said, adding that all of the scheduling is handled by the communication director.
The mayor's secretary receptionist, who recently took a different position in the lower level of City Hall, was making about $28,400 a year. That person is responsible for answering incoming calls, handling the mayor's office email, managing files and other duties, said Lozeau.
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