The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 17, 2003


Hinton named Acting Town Clerk

Charlene Hinton in her Minuteman uniform. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

On Tuesday, the Selectmen unanimously approved the appointment of Charlene Hinton as the "Acting Town Clerk" until the annual Town Election in May 2004.

Hinton is a certified public accountant and has worked as an accountant, comptroller, as well as information technology specialist at a number of area firms. "I'm used to switching hats," says Hinton.

According to Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, Hinton has experience in management and supervision of employees, and "appears extremely organized, which this position requires." She understands the reporting documents that the town must file with the state and this will be very helpful, says McKenzie. She was one of three candidates that applied for the interim position.

A Carlisle resident since 1989, Hinton has also worked for the town intermittently since that time, as assistant to the Conservation Commission and the Board of Appeals. Currently she will split her time between two part-time jobs in Town Hall, as the Acting Town Clerk and as assistant to Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard.

Before applying for the position Hinton worked for several hours with Assistant Town Clerk Irene Blake to see whether the job would interest her. "It was fascinating, she said. She plans to run for the office next May.

When she and her husband came to Carlisle from Miami to look for a house on Old Home Day, she remembers, "It just felt right for us." Today she still loves the town. "We plan to retire here," she says.

In 1995, Charlene joined the Carlisle Colonial Minutemen and continues to take part in all of their activities. A story on Minutemen Charlene Hinton and Karen Liessner Lamoreaux, by Marilyn Harte, appeared in the April 18, 2003 issue of the Mosquito.

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