WHEELING, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Wheeling has appointed a new City Clerk following an executive session of the Wheeling City Council on Tuesday.
Jessica Zalenski, a Wheeling resident, assumed duties in her new position as City Clerk on Wednesday.
“I am very much looking forward to my new role as City Clerk,” said Zalenski. “While there is some learning to do, I believe my professional experience is a great foundation for this position and I am eager to get started.”
This experience includes time spent as an event coordinator, receptionist, retail manager, and sales associate. She has been responsible for obtaining and retaining customers, record keeping, employee management, and all general aspects of customer service. Zalenski graduated from the Linsly School.
The search for a new City Clerk began upon the departure of Brenda Delbert, who was appointed to the position by the city six years prior.
“In hiring Brenda Delbert to the City Clerk position in 2017, City Council made a deliberate decision to prioritize a customer service approach for this very important position,” said Mayor Glenn Elliott.
“With Ms. Delbert having excelled in the City Clerk position and now moving on to another position within the City, our hope was to find in her replacement someone with a similar skill set. Throughout our search and interview process, Jessica Zalenski emerged as the best candidate to bring that same approach and customer-service mindset to the City Clerk position. We congratulate her on her selection and very much look forward to working with her.”
The City Clerk is responsible for serving as a document and information resource to the City Council and all city departments, as well as the citizens of the city. The City Clerk is appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of City Council.