By Keith Barnes
KENLY — Christy Thomas has been named the town of Kenly’s new utility billing clerk, Town Manager Michael Douglas announced last week.
Thomas, who has served as utility clerk for the town of Micro for the past two years, began her duties on Monday.
She replaces Susan Phillips who resigned on Aug. 17.
“Christy Thomas had the experience we were looking for in this position,” said Douglas. “In Micro she served as town utility clerk and much more. We are happy she will be joining us.”
Thomas, who resides in Princeton with her husband, Jeff Thomas, and her son, Nicholas Breisch, 17, is originally from Pennsylvania, but she is no stranger to this area.
Her mother-in-law, Jean (Daughtry) Thomas, is originally from Princeton and still lives there with her husband Jim Thomas.
Thomas moved here in 2006 and took a job in January 2007 with Selco Construction in Wilsons Mills.
She worked there until May 2011 and then took a job as general manager at the Denny’s restaurant in Kenly, where she worked until 2015.
Thomas’ duties as clerk will include collecting water and sewer payments.
“I am going to miss Micro,” said Thomas. “A lot of the people there have really touched my heart and made me feel at home. I come from a small town myself and the people in Micro were really nice and made me feel welcome, and that’s really important.”
“But, I am also looking forward to starting in the town of Kenly as utility clerk,” said Thomas.