HAVERHILL - Mayor James Fiorentini yesterday announced he has hired Allison Heartquist of Newburyport to fill the vacant position of mayoral administrative assistant.
She is in her third term as member of the Newburyport City CounciI and worked in a similar position for almost four years for former Mayor Kezer of Amesbury.
Heartquist succeeds Linda Koutoulas who was promoted to city clerk. Yesterday’s statement did not say how much Heartquist will earn, but Koutoulas had earned about $50,000 as mayoral assistant.
“Allison has a strong understanding of the importance of constituent services and understands the needs of a position supporting a mayor,” the statement said.