DAVIDSON – A person familiar with municipal administration matters in the north Mecklenburg area has joined the Town of Davidson staff as town clerk and administrative assistant.

Betsy Shores, after eight years of service with the Town of Cornelius, began duties in Davidson on April 16. Shores fills the position previously held by Carmen Clemsic, who assumed duties as recreation program manager for the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department a few months ago.

Shores will perform statutory town clerk responsibilities such as serving as the custodian of official town records, collaborating with town staff to prepare information and agendas for board meetings, preparing board of commissioners meeting minutes and handling public record requests. She will also complete special projects and provide administrative support to the town manager, assistant town manager and others in the administration department. 

Shores will also manage contracts for all departments and sales for Mimosa Cemetery.

Shores was previously an administrative assistant and public information officer with the Cornelius Police Department.

Shores can be reached at bshores@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9614.


'Beyond Walls’ opens May 5

CORNELIUS – Ceremonies to commemorate the opening of the town’s annual public art exhibition will be held Saturday, May 5, at Robbins Park.

The grand opening reception for the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department’s Beyond Walls Public Art display will begin at 4 p.m. at Robbins Park, off West Catawba Avenue.

The event will feature fun for all ages and provide participants with a chance to meet the  featured artists and enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, refreshments and more. Beyond Walls is the town’s annual, award-winning public art exhibition featuring a variety of artists and sculptures. The opening ceremonies will include the unveiling of newly installed pieces, which will remain on display through the end of January 2019.

Of the 34 submissions presented by artists from  eight different states, the Cornelius Public Art Committee selected 11 pieces for the 2018-19 show.

Artists with works included in the new exhibit include Charlie Brouwer, Jim Collins, Scott Froschauer, Jim Gallucci, Amy Hart, Harry McDaniel, Cathy Perry, Robert Porreca and Adam Walls.

For additional information about the event, visit cornelius.org/parc/public art, or call 704-892-6031, ext. 166. In the event of inclement weather, call the PARC weather hotline, 704-896-2460 ext. 290.


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