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SPOTLIGHT: New and Taking It All In
Three years ago, the Town of Montreat hired Angela Murphy as its Town Clerk. Angela was new to the profession and found herself learning the duties associated with a whole new career. Prior to working for Montreat, Angela spent 4 years selling insurance for State Farm and 13 years working as a manager with First Citizens Bank. She states she chose the Clerk job because it sounded interesting. I think we all can agree that the Clerk profession is interesting! We never know what scenario may walk through our door or present itself over the phone. Angela also felt the new career seemed like a good fit for her personality. She loves helping people, and as Clerk she enjoys helping those in her community as well as her coworkers with tasks around the office.
For those unfamiliar with Montreat, it is a unique town. In the off season, the population is right around 400 or so, but summer residents and conferences increase the population to about 3,000. Montreat does not have commercial business and operates more like a resort town. Can you imagine that – no commercial business? The town is located about 20 minutes east of Asheville and is most known for being the home of the late Rev. Billy Graham.
In Angela’s spare time, she likes to read and craft. She also has a love for yellow Labrador Retrievers. And for those who have met her, you are well aware Angela has a passion for the latest nail polish colors and designs. She knows how to work hard, but also takes time to pamper herself with a regular manicure. There is a lesson in that for all of us - don't forget to make time for yourself. Angela is currently enrolled in the 2018 School of Government Clerks Academy where she is "taking it all in" and absorbing everything Trey Allen and the other instructors are imparting. Angela currently serves on the NCAMC's Leaving a Green Legacy Committee. She loves traveling around the State meeting her fellow clerks at the winter and summer academies. So in August, be sure to look for her at the NCAMC Summer Conference. She would love to meet more of you!