New Watertown City Manager's First Day on the Job
It was new Watertown City Manager Sharon Addison's first day on the job Monday.
It was a busy day, from staff meetings in the morning to an evening city council meeting.
"That's what I'm used to," she said. "Operations management. I love it."
Addison moved to the north country over the weekend and has been learn everything she can about the city of Watertown since she arrived.
"I can't say there were any surprises," she said, "but a lot of things that I did learn - paving different streets - just the multitude of different issues of municipalities which I'm not used to."
Although Addison has ties to the north country, she is a relative newcomer to Watertown.
Mayor Jeff Graham says Addison brings a fresh perspective to the job.
Right now, he wants her to simply get to know the city and its employees. Tackling the issues will come soon enough.
"I think she has to establish the tone and tenor of city government that the council saw when we hired her," Graham said.
Addison says tackling the new job will take a lot of hard work and she's up for the challenge.
See our story on Addison's background and work experience.
Addison agreed to a two-year contract at a yearly salary of $120,000 when she accepted the job in late May.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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