The Neligh and Clearwater business communities officially welcomed a new face to their economic development efforts.
Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen of Neligh was officially hired Tuesday night as the new assistant economic development director for the City of Neligh. Thanks to an inter-local agreement, she will assist with efforts in Clearwater, as well as with the Neligh Chamber of Commerce, but will be a City of Neligh employee.
Sheridan-Simonsen’s employment was unanimously approved during Tuesday’s City Council meeting on a motion by Ted Hughes, seconded by Stephanie Wanek.
Greg Ptacek, Neligh economic development director, said Sheridan-Simonsen will be a great addition to his staff.
He told the Neligh Economic Development Board on Monday that she will begin her duties toward the end of the month, working on Fridays until her notice is complete at Gutshall-Blumenstock Eyecare, where she served as office administrator. Ptacek expects Sheridan-Simonsen to start working her usual 28 hours per week in early August.
Sheridan-Simonsen will be paid $13 per hour.