LYME— At today’s Lyme Board of Selectmen meeting, first selector Steve Mattson retired after serving as selector for 17 years and first selector for five years.
Upon retiring, Mattson said, “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the city I love, but it’s time for me to spend more time with my family and travel a bit. This is the perfect time for me to retire. The city is in excellent financial shape and the selection board is in excellent hands.
Mattson previously announced his intention to retire at the June 6 board meeting.
Immediately after Mattson’s retirement, second selector John Kiker and third selector David Lahm appointed Lahm to serve as Lyme First Selectman for the remainder of Mattson’s term.
Lahm said, “On behalf of the City of Lyme, I would like to thank Steve for his more than 20 years of outstanding service to our city, not only on the Board of Selectors, but on many other councils and commissions as well. the city. He was a dedicated public servant, our City benefited from his leadership and we wish him the best for his retirement.
First manager Lahm and second manager Kiker then turned to appointing a new manager to serve on the board to complete Lahm’s tenure as third manager. They named Kristina White as the third head coach.
White has lived in Lyme for almost 20 years and has held senior volunteer and professional positions for a number of area organizations, councils and charities including the Lyme Planning & Zoning Commission, the Lyme Fire Company, Musical Masterworks and the Lower Connecticut River. Land Trust.
She is currently Executive Director of the Lyme Land Trust.
Lahm said, “Kristina is a great addition to the board. John and I welcome her and look forward to working closely with her.