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City of Nashua gets a new clerk

NASHUA — Today marks Patricia Piecuch’s resignation date as Nashua’s city clerk, as a new clerk was appointed during last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting.

Sue Lovering will leave her post as legislative affairs manager for the new role of city clerk. This takes place after Board of Aldermen President Lori Wilshire confirmed her appointment for an indefinite term at the pleasure of Mayor Jim Donchess.

During the Sept. 10 BOA meeting, Lovering stood before Nashua Corporation Counsel Steven Bolton and took the Oath of Office.

“Ms. Lovering and Ms. Piecuch have been working together and talking over the job over the past few weeks,” Donchess said during the meeting. “Ms. Lovering has attended a city clerk training session and there are some more coming up soon. I believe she will make a fine city clerk in the tradition of Ms. Piecuch, Paul Bergeron and other city clerks who preceded them.”

Donchess said Lovering has worked for the city for a number of years now, first in the Legal Department for about 30 years before serving the Board of Aldermen. He appointed her before the departure of Piecuch so she could prepare for the job. Lovering’s duties will include getting up to date on all the election laws and preparing to conduct the November Municipal General Election.

While Piecuch also served the city for a number of years, she is now headed to Concord to serve in Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s office in preparation for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Adam Urquhart may be contacted at 594-1206, or at aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.