WOODSTOCK — Town Council members unanimously reappointed Angela Clem for another five years as town manager.
“I have very much appreciated my years spent in Woodstock, and am very excited to see what is to come,” Clem said.
The contract period begins on July 1, and runs through June 30, 2024, with an annual salary of $106,000. Clem became the interim manager in July 2016 and was appointed town manager in August 2016.
“She has met and exceeded our expectations. We are lucky to have her,” said Woodstock Town Manager Jeremy McCleary.
Council members shared their thoughts on the reappointment.
“The town is in great hands,” Councilwoman Alicia Gutshall said. ”Now we have her five more years, we will be in an even better position.”
Councilman Stephen Heishman added: “I am so excited about what the future holds in store for Woodstock and for us.”
Clem has worked for the town since 2006, beginning in the Public Works Department for approximately a year. She moved to the municipal office as a planner, working in various planning and zoning roles, administering projects, and began to learn the human resources role. She earned a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership and human resources certification. Clem then became the assistant town manager under Reid Wodicka.
“My proudest achievement is building relationships where there were none previously with community members, business leaders, colleagues, and most importantly our elected leaders and staff team members,” Clem said. “I cannot be more proud of the team that we have built together. I work side-by-side with the best people; individuals who are technically proficient and truly care about the town and the best practices in the industry.”
Clem said her plans while continuing as town manager is to invest in the programs and infrastructure that promote economic development and a safe and healthy community.