GREATER EFFICIENCY at reduced costs is an ideal combination. We believe that is what the village of Bellaire is getting with a recently created position.
Village council has established an administrative assistant post. It has the potential to be of great benefit to the All-American Town.
The new position consolidates one full-time and two part-time secretarial positions. The administrative assistant should facilitate enhanced communication with village officials in addition to smoothing out the communication lines between neighboring municipalities and court systems in the Ohio Valley.
An added bonus to the improved services is that the village will save money.
There is little reason to believe the new administrative assistant won't hit the ground running. Village officials had a pool of some 12 applicants to select from with LaWanda McCain landing the job.
She possesses a resume with impressive credentials -- an associate's degree in criminal justice while nearing a bachelor's in psychology.
She also plans to pursue a master's in criminal psychology. Moreover, McCain has technical and software experience that should be an asset to her new responsibilities.
Village Administrator Dan Marling notes that McCain has made a positive impact while being on the job for just one week.
"LaWanda has been instrumental in getting all of the supervisors, the administrator and the code enforcer on a calendar using Outlook, so we're all linked now," said Marling.
The new system will enable village officials to communicate more effectively with one another and with other municipalities and, thus, be more productive than was possible with the old system.
Bellaire officials draw our praise for having the vision in creating a position that brings a lot of positives to the table.