Barbara Morris was not quite ready to step down as Catawba County Clerk after 16 years. After training her replacement, Karina Zamora, she knows she left the right person for the job.
Morris is hoping that, like herself and some clerks before her, Zamora will turn the position into a career and stay with the county for years of recording county meetings, preparing information for county leaders and watch county affairs unfold.
Morris, now 65, became the county clerk after leaving a 20-year career as a litigation paralegal. The county manager at the time personally asked him to consider the role. It turned out to be a perfect fit, Morris said.
She has seen the county grow, projects advance and county leaders, namely the Catawba County Council of Commissioners, make decisions to shape the county.
“You get this seat at the forefront of how much thought, consideration and attention is put …
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