EAST BEND — Residents of East Bend will see a new but familiar face now at town hall. On May 22, the town welcomed Vicky Matthews as the new town clerk. The job was held for the past nine years by Jennifer Casstevens who left recently to pursue other career opportunities.
A lifelong resident of East Bend, Matthews spent nearly 41 years serving customers at the bank in East Bend, which changed names several times over the years from Northwestern to First Union then Yadkin Valley and now Yadkin Bank.
Matthews said her new role with the town encompasses a little bit of everything, but she most enjoys being able to interact with area residents and new and prospective residents. Part of her duties include assisting new residents getting hooked up to the city waterline and fielding questions from folks interested in moving to East Bend.
“I love working with the people,” Matthews said. “I know a lot of them, but I have met a lot of new people too because East Bend is really growing. They are new people moving here and if someone moves in they have got to have water so you get to meet them right off. It’s been a nice experience so far.”
Kitsey E. Burns may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.