As Milton continues to operate without a town manager, town council has promoted from within to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.
On Oct. 2, town council offered senior accounting clerk Kristy Rogers a temporary term as town clerk. Rogers will take point at town hall, picking up many of the duties of former town manager Win Abbott.
“Kristy truly represents the face of Milton and this new administration,” said Mayor Marion Jones. “She is gracious, competent, friendly, efficient and conveys a true sense of caring when dealing with the public. I am confident in her abilities to lead our town.”
Jones said no decisions have been made beyond Rogers' 120-day term. Rogers was hired in April 2011 and is well versed in the daily tasks at town hall.
“Kristy is already the senior accounting clerk; who better to understand the financials of our town?” Jones said. “She had also worked closely with Mr. Abbott during his two years and understands the many schedules that a municipality must meet.”
Milton has been without a town manager since mid-September, when Abbott, who was hired in 2011, chose not to renew his contract with the town.
Any dealings residents may have at town hall will now go through Rogers.
“It is a decision and a confidence that town council has put in Mrs. Rogers going forward, and to carry us forward while we make our way without a town manager,” Jones said. “This is great news. It gives us someone at the helm to keep us straight. As Mrs. Rogers says, 'We will all be fine.'”