City councilors unanimously backed the appointment of Teresa Babon as the city's new tax collector.
Babon, deputy tax collector in Southington, will start work at City Hall on May 11.
Mayor Art Ward said Babon holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and has been a certified tax collector since 2003.
Ward said the city had 42 applications for the job, five of whom were interviewed in the final cut.
Babon succeeds Mildred Parks, who retired in December after a long career in the office.
I promised Babon I'd give her a few weeks to get acclimated before doing a longer story about her. So somebody make sure I remember in June, before the tax bills go out.
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