To a big round of applause, Nancy Martucci's appointment as Madison town clerk was finalized Monday night at the Board of Selectmen meeting, where the board voted unanimously to appoint her to the post.
Martucci will be a familiar face to anyone who's spent time in town hall. She became Madison's acting town clerk in February 2007 and has served as deputy town clerk and acting town clerk since that time. Long time retired in September 2011. After that, Rose Lodice served for several months before resigning recently for personal reasons, town officials say.
The selectmen said they were glad to see Martucci apply for and be appointed to the top spot this time around.
"Diligent and delightful"
"Nancy has been with us for five years. She's been diligent and delightful to work with," said Selectman Al Goldberg at the meeting Monday.
Prior to coming to Madison in 2007, Martucci worked on temporary assignment in State Marshal Robert Miller's office, as a legal administrative secretary for the law office of Burdick & Piombino LLC in Madison, as a part-time secretary for Summer Hill Nursery, Inc. in Madison, and as an administrative secretary and office manager at General Land Development and Applause Video in Madison and Guilford.
She became a certified town clerk in 2010, is a notary public, and is an elected justice of the peace in Guilford. She also is involved in volunteer work as a member of Shoreline Community Women, and for the Boxes For Soldiers project.
"Things happen for a reason"
Martucci said Monday night she was thrilled to become Madison's town clerk.
"I believe things happen for a reason," she said, in a written prepared statement. "I didn't anticipate the town clerk's position to present itself so quickly, but I'm thankful and confident it will be a smooth transition. As acting town clerk I have developed a closer relationship with our vendors and state officials."
"Although I've lived in Guilford for 22 years I was employed mostly in the town of Madison. I always knew more about what was going on in the town of Madison."
"It takes team work"
Martucci said when the assistant town clerk position opened up, she knew it was right for her. "Since I was employed at the law firm of Burdick and Piombino and did temporary work for State Marshal Miller I already knew many Madison residents, attorneys and real estate agents who came into the office."
"It takes team work to make the office run efficiently. I'm very fortunate to have Assistant Town Clerk Mary Bacque working with me. She has been employed by the own for six years and is a real asset to the office. I couldn't do it without her and our temporary employee Mary Patricia (MP) Nardino," Martucci said.
"I'm looking forward to working more closely with other town departments, and I would like people to say they have had a positive experience when visiting the Town Clerk's office," she said.