Clymer Town Clerk Resigns, Deputy To Fill Remainder Of Year

Clymer’s Town Clerk, Karen Foster has resigned from her position, with Deputy Clerk, Wendy Trisket (pictured in left corner), set to fill the role for the rest of the year. P-J photo by Sara Holthouse

CLYMER — A town leadership role has a new face in the town of Clymer as former town clerk Karen Foster’s resignation was accepted at the May town board meeting.

Town Supervisor Brian Willink read Foster’s letter of resignation to the board during the meeting. Foster’s resignation is effective as of May 13. In her resignation letter, Foster said she was “grateful to the Town of Clymer for all of the opportunities it has provided me”, and that she “learned a lot and grown professionally.”

Willink said Foster has filled the role of Town Clerk for Clymer since the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. After the board accepted the resignation, Deputy Clerk Wendy Trisket was appointed to fulfill the role for the rest of the year, beginning May 14. Trisket was appointed as deputy a few months ago.

“Wendy will appear on the ballot in November to fill the remaining three years of Karen’s term,” Willink said. “There will be some back and forth and there will have to be a petition signed and all of that stuff.”

Trisket currently works full time at Clymer Central School and will be retiring at the end of the school year. It is planned to have the Town Clerk’s office open a few full days per week, but as of right now it will be open a few afternoons per week until the end of June, according to a Wednesday Facebook post to the Clymer Town Clerk’s page. Official hours as of right now are Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for the first Saturday of each month. The office will be closed Memorial Day weekend.

“Just know that you have a lot of support,” Willink told Trisket at the meeting. “There’s a lot of questions and it’s a big learning curve, but everybody’s here, looking to help. If you have questions or concerns about anything don’t be afraid to reach out as you get going and get your hours established and your name and face and voice out into the community.”

Trisket expressed that she was ready to take on the job.


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