Lyons Town Clerk Deb Anthony Announces Retirement
Town Clerk Deb Anthony has announced she will be retiring at the end of 2019. Anthony has served the community for nearly 22 years, since she was hired in January 1998. Following Anthony’s retirement, Deputy Town Clerk Dolores Vasquez will serve as town clerk and Marissa Davis will assume the deputy role. Vasquez and Davis are scheduled to be appointed at the December 2, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. The town clerk is one of three constitutional officers appointed by the Board of Trustees, who serves as the official secretary to the Board, records custodian, and elections supervisor.
Anthony graduated from Lyons Middle/Senior High School in 1971 and stayed in town to raise her family; her three sons graduated from the middle/senior high school in 1993, 1995, and 2000.
Anthony commented, "Even after living here for 33 years, I’d never realized how much went on in this little community until I started working for the Town!”
During her tenure, Anthony earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk, which was later followed by the achievement of Master Municipal Clerk. In 2015, Anthony won the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association’s Outstanding Contribution to a Municipality by a Clerk or Deputy Clerk award, for her extraordinary work during and following the flood.
Anthony’s service with the Town spans across a myriad of community events and changes, including the developments of Lyons Valley Park, Stone Canyon, Eagle Canyon, Sierra Rojo, Mountain View, and the Turner Reed subdivisions; McConnell Drive and 1st Avenue; paving several dirt roads, including Railroad Avenue and 5th Avenue; the dog park and multi-use field in Bohn Park; the transition of treating water in-house to contracting with the City of Longmont for water; building Lyons’ electrical substation and changing the system of its power provision; numerous elections and initiative petitions; and the 2013 flood.
"It’s been an honor to serve the community that I love so much! The sense of community and family here in this small town is amazing. Through the years, I have met so many people and have made lifelong friendships. I will miss coming to Town Hall every day,” said Anthony.
On December 13, the Town will host a retirement celebration for Deb Anthony. All are welcome to drop by Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, between 3 and 6 p.m., to celebrate her achievements. Get more details at townoflyons.com/TownClerkRetirement.