Port Deposit native hired to fill vacancy
by Lisa Tome
It shouldn't take Renee Williams long to learn the inner workings of the Town of Port Deposit.
Williams, the town's new administrative assistant, already has an advantage. Although she now lives elsewhere, she grew up in Port Deposit.
"I grew up there and I loved it. I have fond memories of the town. I lived there until I was 10. Right after (Hurricane) Agnes, Dad moved us out of town. He got us to higher ground," said Williams, who started working in the town this week.
"I remember going to Port Pool, and to Midtown Market where my mom worked, and riding my bike through town. It was the best life for a kid," said Williams. "I still have a lot of connections to the town."
Williams was chosen to fill the post for which 70 or so people applied. She has a background in marketing and formerly worked as marketing director for a small, private school in western Maryland. She also spent a dozen years working at Aberdeen Proving Ground as a computer specialist.
Her job duties will include the typical, filing, typing, and attending to the day to day needs in town hall. But she is particularly excited about one portion of the new job. She will be active with the Tome Gas House Visitor's Center and will recruit volunteers to man the center.
"I'm going to work very closely with the visitor's center. Please come visit us," Williams said. She will also be maintaining the town's social media and website.
She is joining the town staff at a very busy time. There are numerous projects underway including flood prevention measures, a $6.6 million sewer upgrade, and more.
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