SB’s new town manager and clerk announced

South Bethany will welcome two new employees to Town Hall, announcing a new town manager and town clerk.

Town Manager Maureen Hartman will arrive on May 8. She’ll oversee all daily operations and report directly to town council.

She’s coming off an eight-year tenure as town manager for Lower Windsor Township, Pa., a rural agricultural community of more than 7,000 residents, with waterfront recreation along the Susquehanna River.

Hartman also spent years as an environmental scientist, zoning officer and community development coordinator. She’ll fill the four-month void left after her predecessor, Melvin Cusick, departed in January.

Town clerk Janet Powell will start on April 24, bringing years of office experience and customer service to assist South Bethany residents and guests. She’s filling the spot from which Dee Burbage recently retired, welcoming visitors, helping with administrative tasks and managing town council elections.

Town officials said both candidates bring the work experience and personalities to serve South Bethany.