New Village Clerk

Gowanda Mayor David Smith congratulates new village clerk Danielle Wagner after Wagner took the oath of office for the position at the village board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

GOWANDA — The village has a new clerk following the appointment of Danielle Wagner to the position on Tuesday at the village board’s regular meeting.

She’ll fill the seat of Molly Dalimonte, who resigned in August. Nancy Black was approved in mid-August to serve as interim clerk and Black, along with village treasurer Traci Hopkins, had since been manning responsibilities at the village office.

“I’m intrigued by it,” said Wagner of the village clerk’s position following the board meeting on Tuesday. “I love Gowanda, ever since I moved here. It’s a very homey, quaint town. It grows on you.”

Wagner said she has lived in the village for 14 years after meeting her husband and moving to the area. She originally grew up in Buffalo. She currently works for the Springville branch of Community Bank.

Gowanda Mayor David Smith said during the meeting he was impressed with Wagner, first checking her references before she sat down to an interview with himself and deputy mayor Carol Sheibley.

He said Wagner also spent time with Black and Hopkins to learn the ins and outs of the clerk’s job.

“They even put her through some mock activities that the village clerk commonly does and they said she passed with flying colors,” said Smith.

Longtime village clerk Kathy Mohawk retired from the position in March after serving in that capacity for 20 years.

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